Today's Best NHL Prop Bet Picks & Predictions, Wednesday 4/10: Quinn Hughes carries Canucks over Coyotes

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Sandwiched between 2 monster NHL slates is just 3 games tonight. However, we’ll get to see some of the best skaters on the ice, including Connor McDavid, so it is still a solid night for us to make some NHL prop bet picks. It’s also a great way to approach matchups that don’t involve playoff contenders, which is also the case tonight. With all that in mind, let’s get into our best 2 NHL player prop bet picks for today, while you can also check out all of our NHL picks for today’s action.

Pavel Buchnevich (STL) over 0.5 assists (-115)

Odds available at time of publishing. Playable to -125.

The first game of the night is one of those matchups that doesn’t feature teams that are set to be in the Stanley Cup playoffs, although the St. Louis Blues are not completely out of the picture. Facing the Chicago Blackhawks is certainly a reason to keep hopes alive, as they’ve been one of the worst teams all season. This Central Division rivalry has the Blues as significant favorites on home ice, but we’ve found far more value with our NHL prop bet picks. That would be with Pavel Buchnevich setting up his teammates, which he’s been consistently doing this season.

He’s recorded an assist in 2 of the past 3 games, and he’s performed well against the Blackhawks this season. In their 3 meetings, he recorded 5 points and 4 of those were assists. He’s certainly able to find the back of the net himself, but the majority of his 61 points this year have still been by way of helpers. Along with Chicago allowing the 5th-most goals per game, the opportunities should be there for Pavel Buchnevich tonight.

Read our full Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues predictions

Quinn Hughes over 1.5 points (+170)

Odds available at time of publishing. Playable to +150.

Another skater who is even more synonymous with assists is Quinn Hughes. In fact, so much so that there is virtually no value to be had in that market. The Vancouver Canucks defenseman nearly always has odds of -230 or so to record an assist, so we’re taking the approach of him recording multiple points tonight. The Canucks are still out to secure the Pacific Division title, so even with a matchup against the lowly Arizona Coyotes, motivation should still be as high as ever. 

Of course, facing the Coyotes presents a great opportunity for a strong night from Vancouver, along with being on home ice. As you’d expected, Quinn Hughes has done well against Arizona, including a very recent matchup. These teams met just 7 days ago, and he recorded both a goal and an assist. Better yet, he’s recorded multiple points in 3 of 4 games so far this month. Arizona is also on the 2nd night of a road back-to-back, making us even more confident in adding Quinn Hughes to our NHL prop bet picks for today.

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