Best NHL Bets Today April 29, 2022 | NHL Betting Picks Of The Day 4/29/22

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2022

Chris Wassel is here with your NHL Best Bets for April 29, 2022 action. See our best NHL bet picks today.

Friday night has 15 NHL games on the schedule and a couple of options to consider for our NHL best bets today.

All NHL gameday odds are current as of Friday, April 29, at 6 a.m. ET, and are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

NHL Bets 4/29/22: Detroit Red Wings @ New Jersey Devils

Best Bet: Red Wings Moneyline (+140)

Wager: 1 Unit

The Detroit Red Wings head to Newark to face the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Thankfully, this is the last game of the season for both teams. As for New Jersey, they allowed six goals in Carolina on Thursday night and still have several players not 100% from a nasty stomach virus.

While Detroit is 31-40-10 and New Jersey is 27-45-9, the Red Wings are somewhat better than New Jersey is right now. The Devils have lost five straight games and are looking eager to make sure their coaching staff does not return next season.

Sportsbook Play of the Day

Before you make your next NHL bet, you should know that Caesars Sportsbook is among the industry’s best, offering tons of promotions. Get up to $1,100 in first bet insurance when you use our promo code .

Read Chris Wassel’s Caesars Sportsbook review for more insight and get your welcome bonus below, or continue reading this analysis for our NHL tipster picks.

Both teams have been playing out the string for the better part of a month now. New Jersey probably has been since the Olympic Break, to be honest.

Things have gone from bad to worse in April, as New Jersey has just one power-play goal while allowing three short-handed goals.

Expecting the inevitability of a home dud is understandable. The last time these two teams played in Newark, Detroit shut out New Jersey behind a 17-save performance from Alex Nedeljkovic.

That is not a misprint.

This game should see a somewhat better New Jersey effort but Detroit should get plenty of chances.

Again, this is a plus-money pick worth taking a shot on as our NHL bet of the day.

NHL Bets 4/29/22: Chicago Blackhawks @ Buffalo Sabres

Best Bet: Over 6.5 Goals (+100)

Wager: 1 Unit

The Chicago Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabres can score some goals and particularly when it comes to Chicago, goals seem to follow. The Over in Buffalo games has connected six times over the past 10 contests.

Keep in mind, there were two pushes and that was because the over was moved up to seven because of bettors. That should not be the case on Friday night.

The matchup is not exactly a marquee one but any time Patrick Kane comes home, goals tend to follow. Again, Buffalo had hit on the over in five straight games up until Thursday night’s road egg by the Sabres.

On the bright side, the trend in these matchups moves toward the over as opposed to the Under. In four of the previous five meetings, the Over hit.

Extend out a bit and that number becomes six-of-eight, or 75%. That is a solid trend.

Again, Buffalo wants to send its fans off on a good note heading into the off-season. Chicago just wants to go up and down the ice and try and outscore its opponent.

The Buffalo Sabres over has connected in five of its last seven home Friday dates.

Both teams can easily score three or more goals in this tilt. Expecting a 4-3 or 5-3 outcome is looking increasingly likely. Take the Over here on Friday night.


Chris Wassel

Chris Wassel is an NHL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a frequent guest of the NHL Fantasy On Ice podcast along with hosting his own Fantasy Hockey X podcast. Chris is a jack of all trades writer who covers the NFL, NCAA Football, Auto Racing, and so much more. He is a fantasy sports veteran of nearly three decades in all.

Related articles


Get $1,500 in Bonus Bets

5 stars

Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets or First Bet Safety Net

5 stars

Bet $10, Get $200 in Bonus Bets

5 stars

Get A Bonus Bet Up to $1,000

5 stars

Bet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets

5 stars

Get A Bonus Bet Up To $250

5 stars

Bet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets Every Day for 5 days!

5 stars

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

21+ and present in OH. Gambling Problem? Call or text 1-800-GAMBLER (CO, DC, IL, IN, LA, MD, MS, NJ, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY).

Call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY).

Please Gamble Responsibly. Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS, NV), 1-800-327-5050 (MA), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-270-7117 for confidential help (MI).

All betting content on is exclusively intended for audience members 21 years and older who are permitted to gamble in legal states. The Game Day may earn revenue from site visitor referrals to betting services.

Responsible Gaming: Many sportsbooks offer ways to encourage responsible gaming, including the establishment of limits to deposits, spending, and time dedicated to betting.

The Game Day is a TGD Marketing Ltd. endeavor.