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Best NHL Prop Bets Today | NHL Player Props April 18

Written by: Michael Hanich
Published April 18, 2024
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Best NHL Prop Bets Today April 18

Tonight is the last set of games for the 2023-2024 NHL Season. These games will be the last chance to place player prop bets based on the teams on the teams that do not make the Eastern or Western Conference Playoffs. These are some of the more reliable player prop bets to make as these players from better teams play bad defenses. Get your final opportunity to place some of the best player props bets through DraftKings.

Here are our favorite NHL player prop picks for Wednesday.

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Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets

My Pick – Josh Morrisey to Account for Over 0.5 Assists (+100) at DraftKings

Both the Vancouver Canucks and the Winnipeg Jets are set to make a run for the Stanley Cup title next week when the playoffs start. Before that, they will have one more game to face against each other. 

Winnipeg's four-game winning streak against Vancouver came to a close when the Jets fell to the Canucks with a 5-0 score on March 9. The Jets are going to be looking to get revenge on their non-divisional rival. 

They can start by getting one last win and one last boost to make it eight consecutive games won. It is going to be a hard defensive battle with both teams having top-five defenses, but one way to get the offenses rolling is for the passing game to be established significantly. 

The Jets will be turned into defender Josh Morrissey for their offense to be rolling. In seven games played this April, Morisseyi has accounted for 10 total points with eight being assists. He should be able to get the Jets' offense going one last time before the postseason as he has done before against a really good Canucks defense in previous seasons, although he is still looking for his first point this season.

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Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche

My Pick – Connor McDavid to Account for Over 1.5 Points (-125) at DraftKings

The other big game of the night will be set as the Edmonton Oilers go on the road to face the Colorado Avalanche. The Oilers are feeling good after their huge win streak to get set to end the regular season but failed to secure that when they lost a disastrous road game against the Arizona Coyotes with a 5-2 score the night before. 

This game is not going to leave a good taste in the mouth of the Oilers and Star center Connor McDavid. They will look to regain that momentum and prepare for the first round of playoffs either against the Nashville Predators or the Los Angeles Kings.

McDavid has been on fire through most of the season, but especially these last few weeks. McDavid accounted for 19 points in the final seven games of March. He continued that trend as he accounted for two goals or assists in the three games before the Coyotes.

This game also gives McDavid a chance to regain his rhythm just in time for the postseason, it is a good game for him to have an explosive performance based on the defense of the Avalanche. The Avalanche allow an average of 3.1 goals per game, which is 17th in the league. Look for McDavid to lead the Oilers in a rebound game just before the start of the postseason.

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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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