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NHL best bets
NHL best bets

There are a dozen games on the docket for Saturday, and we offer our top NHL prop picks and best bets for Saturday based on the top NHL odds from our best sports betting apps.

The NHL has a full slate on Saturday with a dozen games throughout the day.

The Philadelphia Flyers host the Calgary Flames to kick off the slate at 1 p.m. ET with the Florida Panthers visiting the Colorado Avalanche at 4 p.m. ET.

An Atlantic Division matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Bruins in Boston highlights the 7 p.m. ET slate with the Edmonton Oilers hosting the Ottawa Senators as one of two 10 p.m. ET games to close out the night.

Here are our top NHL prop picks and best bets for Saturday (odds via our best NHL betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Saturday’s NHL schedule and odds

(Odds via DraftKings)

Saturday’s NHL best bets

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Saturday’s NHL prop picks

Rasmus Dahlin Over 2.5 shots on goal vs. Penguins (-145 via DraftKings)  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

When will the oddsmakers learn? Rasmus Dahlin’s shots on goal prop has been a cash cow for us over the past few weeks, and the line is still set a 2.5. The -145 odds aren't even that steep!

Dahlin was a bit more hesitant shooting the puck to begin the year, but since Nov. 17, he has 80 shots in 22 games - nearly four per contest. He's gone Over 2.5 shots in 18 of those 22 games, including 15 of his last 16.

Not only is Dahlin clearing the 2.5 line regularly, but he’s gone Over 3.5 shots in 11 of those 16 games, making this a great ladder opportunity.

It’s not as though Dahlin is barely reaching this number, as he’s regularly firing off at least six or seven shot attempts, if not more.

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Chris Kreider to record a point vs. Canadiens (-160 via DraftKings) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

We are laying a bit of juice with this one but New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider has been filling the scoresheet recently.

Kreider is riding an eight-game point streak and has points in nine of his last 10 games. He's thriving on the top line with Mika Zibanejad and Blake Wheeler, and, of course, is on the top power-play unit, as well.

The Canadiens have allowed 22 goals in their last five games and the Rangers are expected to score at least four on Saturday night. Kreider is a good bet to get in on the action.

Saturday’s NHL game picks

Penguins ML vs. Sabres (-170 via FanDuel) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Penguins appear to be turning a corner. They handed the Bruins a rare home loss on Thursday night to get back on track.

Since Dec. 12, the Penguins are 8-2-1, including a 4-1-0 record (23-12 goal differential) since the holiday break. The Penguins have the seventh-best xGF% (53.98) in the last 10 games and on the season (52.60%).

The Sabres are coming off a win in Montreal on Thursday night, but this matchup in Pittsburgh will be much tougher. Buffalo is just 8-10-3 on the road while the Pens are 10-7-1 at home.

After we cashed with the Sabres on Thursday, we're going against them Saturday.

Canucks ML vs. Devils (+105 via BetMGM) ⭐⭐⭐

The Devils had to come back not once but twice to win on Friday night against the lowly Blackhawks. They now face one of the best teams in the Western Conference on no days' rest.

That’s a situation that New Jersey has gone 1-6-1 in so far this season, including losses to teams like the Sharks and Ducks. The Canucks should give the Devils even more trouble.

Vancouver has been up and down since the holiday break, but it's rare for the Canucks to lose two games in a row. They sit at 24-11-3 on the season, including 10-7-2 on the road.

The Canucks also have a massive rest advantage here. Not only is New Jersey playing on no days' rest, but it's the third game in four nights as well. Meanwhile, the Canucks have played just three times in the last eight days - this will be their third game in five nights.

This line is off and the Canucks should be favored Saturday in the Jack Hughes Bowl.

NHL best bets made Saturday at 12:30 a.m. ET

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