NHL Betting – Tuesday, April 11 Parlay Picks

By Phil Simon

The regular season officially ends on Thursday, though the National Hockey League will play a few rescheduled games on April 14 to complete the season. That leaves just a few more chances to win some money on NHL picks and parlays at BetRivers sportsbook with a slate of 10 games on tap for Tuesday, April 11. Six of the eight playoff spots in the Eastern Conference have been locked up with three teams in the West battling for the final berth into Lord Stanley’s dance. Spots are guaranteed but seeds within each conference are not, and likely won’t be until the final horn sounds on the season. That gives every team, except the Boston Bruins, plenty to play for down the stretch.


I have yet to hit a winning parlay though I came close last time on my NHL picks of the day. Betting the Bruins was a winning move all season as they just set the league record for wins. I backed the Bs on the puck line a few weeks ago in their Original Six matchup with Montreal and won in a 4-2 victory. On the same night I included the Stars on the moneyline in their 3-2 win over Pittsburgh. The parlay ended up short, though, when I took the Carolina Hurricanes straight up in their Metropolitan Division contest with the Rangers. New York escaped with a 2-1 triumph, though I successfully had the UNDER.


NHL Parlay Picks for Tuesday, April 11


Buffalo Sabres at New Jersey Devils


Few games remaining have the impact this one has. The Sabres enter the week six points out of a wild card spot but they’re still in contention with four games remaining on their slate. The Sabres will be busy this week with four games in five days with this matchup the second of a back to back after tangling with the Rangers on Monday. Meanwhile the New Jersey Devils are trying to fend off the Blueshirts for second in the Met while also having a chance to surpass the Canes at the top of the division. The Devils enter the week off a close 2-1 loss to Boston and trail Carolina by a point, though they’ve played one more game. The Devils were also embarrassed by Buffalo when the teams met a few weeks ago falling behind by three goals in the eventual 5-4 setback. “We weren’t mentally sharp. We weren’t physically sharp,” Lindy Ruff said. That changes on Tuesday making New Jersey one of my NHL best picks.


NHL Parlay Pick: Devils ML


Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins


If there’s a time to bet against the Bruins this would be it. With the President’s Trophy wrapped up a while ago and the NHL record for wins secured in their 5-3 win over Philly on Sunday, I think Boston will use the time to rest some of its veteran stars ahead of an expected long playoff run. There’s a fine line between resting players and keeping them sharp, but does Bruce Cassidy run the risk of losing 60-goal scorer David Pastrnak or likely Vezina Trophy winner Linus Ullmark? I don’t think so. Still, without some of their star players the Bruins are a group ready to deliver punishment. And the Capitals continue to plunge with only one win in 10 games following a 4-2 loss to Florida on Saturday. Goals have been tough to come by for them even with Alex Ovechkin tallying 42 of them and that has my NHL pick for the UNDER.


NHL Parlay Pick: Boston/Washington UNDER


Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche


The Oilers enter the week as the hottest team in the NHL having won seven straight games and 12 of their last 13 to take over second place in the Pacific and move within two points of Vegas for the top seed in the Western Conference. The one knock against them was their goaltending, but you can’t say that any longer. Over the last five games of their current winning streak they allowed a total of three goals – THREE GOALS – with no more than one conceded in any contest. And you know about the offense with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl the top two scorers in the league. McDavid had the Hart Trophy in his grasp and all but locked up the MVP by hitting the 150-point mark for the season last week. And if it wasn’t for his teammate Draisaitl would get serious consideration. What sets the Oilers apart, other than there suddenly strong goaltending, is that they are more than just the two scorers. They average nearly four goals with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Zach Hyman contributing more than 35. The netminders will be tested against the surging defending champs, who have won five in a row and are 14-2-0 in their last 16 games.


NHL Parlay Pick: Edmonton ML / OVER


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