Avalanche vs. Wild NHL Best Bets April 4

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Cale Makar #8 of the Colorado Avalanche shoots the puck on net during the game between Team Mackinnon and Team McDavid during the 2024 Honda NHL All-Star Game on February 03, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario. Claus Andersen/Getty Images/AFP

Thursday night’s NHL betting is one of our favorites in a long time.

Let’s get stuck into this week’s Thursday night card backing one of the league’s best defencemen to pick up an assist. The NHL odds are in our favor at top-rated sportsbooks.

Picks Summary

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

Thursday, April 04, 2024 – 08:00 PM ET at Xcel Energy Center

Betting Trends

  • Cale Makar is the 6th highest assister this season having scored 62 thus far.
  • Makar has had 28 assists in 35 road games this season.

Makar To Break Cold Stretch on Road

The league’s 6th highest assister has been struggling in recent games to get on the assist board having gone on an 8-1 stretch to score at least one assist. Makar has since gone 1-3.

Makar has faced the Minnesota Wild twice thus far this season and failed to score a single point, there is no way the Wild get lucky three times in a row. Makar could very easily put up two assists or more in this one.

The Colorado defenceman has been strong on the road this season and is 5-2 in his recent seven road matchups to the over 0.5 assists line.

Makar has already scored two assists on 11 occasions this season and three assists on a further four.

The Pick

It’s one of our favorite picks tonight at the current odds of -110 and we would happily bet it down to as low as -125. Makar is due an assist tonight having failed to provide one last time out in a 4-1 loss against the worst team in the Eastern Conference.

That defeat will serve as a kick up the backside for Colorado and Makar is usually behind the teams’ playmaking after, of course, Nathan MacKinnon. The odds are strong here, and as we said, Minnesota can’t get lucky again, or can they? Time will tell.

NHL Pick: Cale Makar Over 0.5 Assists (-110) at Bet365

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