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Free Expert NHL Computer Picks

Our stats-driven NHL computer picks provide an edge over handicappers doing things the old-fashioned way. Data is imported into a proprietary AI program that crunches numbers and projects the outcome of NHL games. Bookmark this page and return for regular NHL Picks to consider when analyzing the NHL odds board each day.

How Do NHL Computer Picks Work?

OddsTrader’s software is based on a state-of-the-art AI program that analyzes the stats of each team and player’s past performance.

Let’s say, for example, that Colorado is favored to beat Tampa Bay by a goal (-1) and the over/under is four goals.

If the OddsTrader NHL computer picks predict Colorado to win 3-1, then a bet on Colorado’s moneyline or even the puck line could be a good idea. As for the total, the closer the expected score is to the posted number by the oddsmakers, the less confident you should feel about playing the over/under.

Free NHL Picks for this Week

It is worth considering OddsTrader’s NHL computer picks when placing wagers on NHL games. These computer picks are the product of thousands of calculations with all the relevant data. This process yields a predicted score that you can use to play the side, the total, and more.

NHL Moneyline Computer Picks For This Week 

A money-line wager involves predicting which team, or side, will win a given game. For your moneyline NHL picks, you can check out the score that the OddsTrader algorithm predicts and see how the favorite stacks up for the selected game.

NHL Puck Line Computer Picks for this Week 

Instead of betting on a winner, you can bet on the favored team to win by a certain number of goals or on the underdog to stay within a certain margin of goals. In the NHL, the standard spread is -1.5 although the top sportsbooks offer alternate puck lines.

By looking at the NHL puck line computer picks, you can also make this kind of bet with more confidence in the result.

NHL Goal Total Computer Picks For This Week

You can also place a type of bet that involves predicting whether both teams will combine to score more or fewer goals than the total posted by the oddsmakers. Check out OddsTrader’s NHL goal total computer picks in order to have a better idea of how to approach the total for a specific game.

NHL Player Props Computer Picks this Week

Instead of betting on a team, you can bet on a player and his performance. That way, his team could lose and you could still win your wager. 

OddsTrader’s NHL player prop computer picks yield insight into high-scoring games that could uncover potential opportunities for above-average performances from certain players.

NHL Parlay Computer Picks for this Week 

In the NHL, moneylines tend to be very pricey, or “chalky” as it’s commonly known. One way to get better odds is to parlay bets, meaning that they all have to win for your parlay to hit. More often than not, you’ll yield a greater profit than if you were to place each bet individually but you run the risk of losing your bet if one of the teams suffers an upset.

OddsTrader’s NHL parlay computer picks can help you reduce risk when betting on NHL parlays so you have a better opportunity to maximize your earnings.

Resources for NHL Betting Picks

NHL Game Odds for This Week 

You can see the full card of NHL games for any given day along with corresponding betting odds (spread and total) for each one. This overview is helpful as you can scan the games and decide if a game interests you for betting purposes.

You can also see how the lines differ across sportsbooks. It is recommended to register with multiple sportsbooks in order to line shop so you can get the best possible price.

NHL Against The Spread Season Records 

A team’s straight-up record is one thing, but this type of information is insufficient to consider because it doesn’t account for a team’s ATS performance. 

Fortunately, you can see how each team is performing against the spread (ATS) at OddsTrader. When viewing a team’s ATS performance, you can see whether the top sportsbooks are correctly valuing each team.

Oddsmakers are notoriously slow to make adjustments in less popular markets, so you can use ATS records to find teams that oddsmakers might have yet to correct.

Weekly NHL Public Betting Consensus 

The public betting consensus is the side or total that most of the public thinks will win for any given NHL game. Nonetheless, most sports bettors lose, traditionally. 

This fact does not mean that the public is always wrong but if you like a play and you find that the public is against it, then you might feel more confident that you (and sportsbooks) will be cashing in when the final horn is blown.

Weekly NHL Injury Report 

It is imperative to periodically check the injury report for NHL games because when you’re betting on teams to play or score many or few goals, ultimately you are betting on players.

Traditionally, in the NHL injuries tend to be more common and goalies (a vital position) tend to get “rest games” during the regular season. These types of situations have an impact on the betting odds which is why OddsTrader delivers a report for every game on the NHL card.

NHL Future Picks 

It is possible to bet on the Stanley Cup winner well before the regular season even begins. If you feel like a team has a good chance to win it all, you can see on OddsTrader the futures odds listed by the top sportsbooks.

Given that odds prior to the start of the season are more favorable you can enjoy a superb payout even by betting on some of the favorite teams.

Best NHL Sportsbooks 

The fact is that not all sportsbooks out there are trustworthy. However, it pays to be a certified sportsbook so you can get the best quality when it comes to betting on the NHL. OddsTrader paves the way by breaking down the best NHL sportsbooks in the industry.

NHL Computer Picks FAQs

How do you place bets on NHL games? 

Register with some of the different top sportsbooks verified by OddsTrader so you can get the best available NHL odds for every game. Then you can check out OddsTrader’s app to see the lines at the different shops at the same time. 

You can also check out the NHL computer picks and other resources before going into your sportsbook account and placing a bet. 

Where can I place bets on NHL games?

With the legalization of sports betting in the US, many sportsbooks offer NHL odds. Nonetheless, you’ll only want to give your business to dependable sportsbooks.

OddsTrader has certified the following sportsbooks as the best ones to bet on NHL games:

How can I win by betting on the NHL?

There is no way to guarantee wins when betting on the NHL. However, OddsTrader has free resources to help you, like the NHL computer picks, so you can handicap better and win more often than not. 

Sound bankroll management is also necessary. One simple betting strategy is to flat-bet or place the same amount per wager. OddsTrader’s blog will help you expand your betting knowledge.

How many games per team during the NHL season?

Each NHL team plays 82 games in the regular season and then you have the NHL Playoffs. In total, there are 1,312 games in a regular season. Obviously, you can’t place wagers on all of them but you can use OddsTrader’s app to decide which NHL games look more enticing to you.

When can I start making NHL Picks?

Any time. Even when the season isn’t in play, betting on NHL futures is possible. For example, you can predict the winner of the next Stanley Cup in mid-July. When the season hasn’t started, the odds are particularly attractive. They will, however, fluctuate in different directions once the teams start.

Is NHL betting legal?

Betting on NHL is legal just like betting on any other sport, as long as your state allows sports betting. If so, you can check OddsTrader’s list of recommended sportsbooks to see which ones are operating in your location.

Do NHL computer picks always win?

They do not always win. However, they are a valuable resource that can help increase the probability of your wagers being winners. 

While they process a lot of information and are, in this respect, superior to humans, bettors should complement this information with more subjective methods of deliberation that take into account injuries or slumps from specific players.

Why should I choose NHL computer picks?

Since computers are able to process a lot of data and information in a short period of time, they can be a great tool. While other resources are also valuable, computer picks are worth looking at before placing your NHL bets.

When does the NHL season start?

The NHL regular season is scheduled to begin on October 7 when the Sharks and Predators clash in Prague. 

When is the 2022 Stanley Cup?

While it has been established that the regular season will end on April 13, no date has been released for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

NHL schedule 2022 and key dates 

The regular season begins on October 7 in Prague, Czech Republic. 

The first regular season game in the U.S will be on October 11 with a doubleheader. First, the Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning followed by the Vegas Golden Knights visiting the Los Angeles Kings in the second leg.

As for other key dates, there will be a: 

  • Thanksgiving doubleheader on November 25
  • All-Star Skills on February 3
  • All-Star Game on February 4
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