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Best NHL Prop Bets Today | NHL Player Props April 9

Written by: Michael Hanich
Published April 9, 2024
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Best NHL Prop Bets Today April 9

This Tuesday night is going to be a busy night in the NHL as there will be 13 total games played. There will be many games to potentially bet on with player props. With so many games played, it can be tough for fans and bettors to keep track off. The best potential will involve teams playing really bad defenses where players have a higher likelihood of getting a goal or an assist.

Here are our favorite NHL player prop picks for Tuesday.

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New York Rangers vs. New York Islanders

My Pick – Mika Zibanejad to Account for Over 0.5 Points (-150) at DraftKings

One of the biggest games of the night in terms of playoff implications is going to be the battle of New York between the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders. There's a lot of potential for the Islanders if they win against their much more efficient rival.

The Rangers, on the other hand, are ranked in the top 10 on both sides of the ice while the Islanders rank near the bottom of the league. The Rangers are a much more complete team with a stacked roster. While star players have been making their mark this late in the season, other role players like center Mika Zibanejad have been efficient this April.

In four games played this April, Zibanejad has accounted for five total points with three being goals. He has accounted for a goal or an assist in three of the five games played this April. He has also scored a goal in the two previous matchups against the Islanders this season. Zibanejad should be a player to watch out for in this rivalry game tonight.

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

My Pick – Nitika Kucherov to Account for Over 1.5 Points (-120) at DraftKings

The Tampa Bay Lightning have secured a playoff spot, but that doesn't mean they are looking to address concerns on the roster before the start of the postseason. The Lightning are one of the most efficient teams on the offensive side of the ice, but their defense could use some work.

Tampa Bay is set to host the Columbus Blue Jackets in a game where their offense can really take off. It also helps when they have the most productive player offensively in the NHL in forward Nikita Kucherov.

He accounted for 136 total points with 93 being assists. Just in the four games played in April, Kucherov has accounted for 10 points, with nine of them being assists. In the last three games played, he has accounted for three total points.

Tampa Bay is playing a Blue Jackets defense that is the third worst in the league in goals allowed per game (3.59). There's a great likelihood that Kucherov will be a part of all the goals scored in tonight’s game.

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Arizona Coyotes vs. Seattle Kraken

My Pick – Jaden Schwartz to Account for Over 0.5 Points (+100) at DraftKings

It has been an incredibly disappointing season for the Seattle Kraken who have trying to make measures on going to the postseason for the 2nd consecutive year, but their offense has been lacking significantly. Instead, they will try to finish the season the best way they can.

This Tuesday night will be a good opportunity for the Kraken to get revenge on the Arizona Coyotes. The Kraken have yet to defeat the Coyotes this season, despite the team dropping hard since the NHL All-Star Break.

One player who can’t be blamed for the offensive woes of the Kraken is center Jaden Schwartz. He has accounted for a goal or an assist in the two previous games against the Coyotes this season.

Schwartz has accounted for a point in two of the last three games played and five of the last nine games overall. Role players like Schwartz will look to finish the season strong to get a more favorable role in the upcoming season.

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Michael Hanich is a sports journalist/analyst with a wide variety of experience in the newspaper and digital field. He has a love for all sports. The leagues that he covers are College Football, the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, College Basketball (men’s and women’s), the MLB, Lacrosse, Volleyball, and the WNBA.

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