NHL Best Bets Today: Patrice Bergeron With Good Matchup vs. Senators (Apr. 14)

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Apr 14, 2022, 12:16 PM

There are 12 NHL games on the slate tonight and instead of digging into NHL betting lines, we’ll get into two player props.

With only a few games left in the regular season every game matters for teams still in the playoff mix.

Here are some analysis when it comes to those player props for NHL betting.

Patrice Bergeron Over 3.5 Shots (-135)

Patrice Bergeron is third on the Bruins in scoring, putting up 20 goals and 36 assists in 65 games. However, he’s second on the team in shots per game with 4.03, which is 0.53 more than the 3.5 needed for this bet to come through.

Ottawa allows the eighth-most shots per game in the NHL at 32.9 a game so it should come as no surprise that Bergeron has one goal in two games against the Senators this year but had seven shots in those games for an average of 3.5.

Over Bergeron’s past seven games, he’s averaged 4.86 shots per game.

The Bruins still have playoff position to play for and Bergeron has upped his shot production as the end of the regular season approaches. He’s in an excellent position to surpass 3.5 shots against the Sens.

Vladimir Tarasenko Over 2.5 Shots (-155)

Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues in scoring, with 28 goals and 39 assists in 66 games. He also leads the team in shots per game, averaging 3.21. Tarasenko averages 3.24 shots per game over his career, which is 0.74 more than he needs to top 2.5 tonight.

Buffalo allows the sixth-most shots against per game in the NHL, averaging 33.5. Over Tarasenko’s past five he’s averaged 4.2 shots per game with three goals and three assists in the past three.

Tarasenko’s offensive production is rolling right now and 2.5 shots isn’t a high bar for him to clear, as he’s likely to put up quite a few against the lowly Sabres on Thursday.

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