NHL Pick: Evgeny Kuznetsov Over 2.5 Shots (+130) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
When looking at today’s eight-game NHL card, we quickly zoned in on the two games we wanted to target. Luckily for us, we got some really nice plus money available for our Washington and Florida matchup.
Elsewhere, we are backing one of the Boston Bruins’ best players to break his cold streak at +110 odds.
Check out our three plus-money betting picks for today’s NHL slate, and don’t forget to go over our guide on the best Washington DC betting sites if you’re a local planning to bet on the Capitals tonight.
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Florida Panthers vs. Washington Capitals
Thursday, February 16, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Capital One Arena
Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals)
- Over/Under Shots
With no Alex Ovechkin available in the Capitals line-up due to personal circumstances, this is the perfect time to target their second-highest shot taker at some plus money.
Unbelievably, we are getting Evgeny Kuznetsov to have 3+ game shots at a massive +130 with BetOnline. Under normal circumstances, these odds would seem about right considering he is only averaging 2.30 shots per game.
As we said, with no Ovechkin, we expect Kuznetsov to step up to the plate and be the one willing to take more shots, he did so last time without Ovechkin as he managed four shots on net against a defensively solid Carolina Hurricanes, and the last time he faced the Panthers, he finished with a league-high 8 shots.
The Florida Panthers allow the 4th most shots against in the entire NHL and win or lose we are more than happy to take this massive plus money available on the Capitals second highest shot taker to end the game with 3+ shots.
NHL Pick: Evgeny Kuznetsov Over 2.5 Shots (+130) at BetOnline
Carter Verhaeghe (Florida Panthers)
- Anytime Goalscorer
We could not believe our eyes when we saw the Florida Panthers' top goalscorer Carter Verhaeghe at +190 odds to score anytime, which was ranked as the sixth most likely on the NHL anytime goalscorer betting board.
Verhaeghe hasn’t scored 29 goals for nothing this season, and despite the Washington Capitals having somewhat of a decent defense, allowing only 2.82 goals per game, they are facing a Panthers team who take the most shots per game in the NHL, averaging 36.7 per night.
Verhaeghe is currently going through a decent spell in front of the net, having scored in 8 of his previous 13 games; this is a pure and simple value play.
Win or lose, we are betting Verhaeghe to find the back of the net at +190 NHL odds all day long. To put the cherry on the cake, he banged in two goals against the Capitals when he last faced them.
NHL Pick: Carter Verhaeghe Anytime Goalscorer (+190) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)
Boston Bruins vs. Nashville Predators
Thursday, February 16, 2023 – 08:00 PM EST at Bridgestone Arena
Brad Marchand (Boston Bruins)
- Over/Under Assists
It’s been a barren spell for the Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand, who has now gone five games without scoring a single point. His longest ruin all season has been six games without a point, which he may equal tonight if he doesn’t get on the scoreboard.
Marchand has been the Bruins' second-highest point scorer this season despite playing less games than all the players below him in the team rankings. Averaging one point per game having scored 46 points in 45 games, we are happy to take Marchand at +110 to snap an assist tonight against the Nashville Predators.
Although Marchand has scored 16 goals, he has had 30 assists, and throughout his career has always been more of an assister than a goalscorer. Marchand is a very capable scorer, having scored a goal on average every 2.5 games throughout the regular season, but we are siding with his assists on this one.
That said, you can lay the juice for Marchand just to have one game point, but that’s as low as -200. Alternatively, you could bet him for both an assist at +110 and for anytime goalscorer at +140, if one of the two hits, you will make some small profits with equal stakes on both.
NHL Pick: Brad Marchand Over 0.5 Assists (+110) at BetOnline
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