NHL Picks: Anytime Goalscorers Best Bets (Tuesday, April 2)

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Check out Tony Sartori's NHL picks tonight for Tuesday, April 2 – his expert anytime goalscorer best bets.

Tonight's NHL games are all on ESPN+, and I have a trio of NHL anytime goalscorer picks for the eight-game lineup.

Betting on NHL anytime goalscorers is simple enough: If your player scores a goal at any point in the game, your bet is a winner. MLB has its dingers; the NHL has its anytime goalscorers. And with both types of player props, the bets usually come with plus-money odds attached to them, so they're a favorite among all types of sports bettors.

Check out all of the analysis with my favorite anytime goalscorer predictions for tonight's NHL games below.

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NHL Picks Tonight – Anytime Goalscorer Best Bets

The team logos in the table below represent each of the matchups that our NHL betting staff is targeting from today's slate of games. Click on the team logos for any of the matchups below to navigate to a specific bet discussed in this article.

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Ducks vs. Flames

Tuesday, April 2
9 p.m. ET
Nazem Kadri (+150)

Tuesday evening includes a Pacific Division tilt with  the Calgary Flames hosting the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim's blue line has been problematic all season, ranking 24th in the league in expected goals against per 60 minutes (xGA/60) at 5-on-5.

Not only does this team bleed high-danger scoring chances at even strength, but it also struggles mightily on special teams. Entering this matchup, the Ducks rank in the bottom two of the league in both penalty minutes taken per game and penalty kill percentage.

That brings us to Calgary forward Nazem Kadri, who should be a good candidate for us to back in the goalscoring department.

First, he leads the team in power-play goals, which is likely to come into play against Anaheim. Kadri also enters this matchup in good form as he just scored against the Los Angeles Kings in his last game, and that is a much more difficult team to score against than the Ducks.

Finally, we are catching a particularly good price on Kadri to score at +150 via FanDuel.

Pick: Nazem Kadri (+150 at FanDuel)

Ducks vs. Flames

Tuesday, April 2
9 p.m. ET
Jonathan Huberdeau (+230)

I'm risking a half-unit on Kadri to score along with another half-unit on his teammate Jonathan Huberdeau. My thinking here is that I am fairly confident that at least one of these two guys will find the back of the net, which would guarantee a profit.

And, if both score – all the better.

I already talked about Anaheim's poor defensive play, and predictably, goaltender John Gibson has struggled to deal with it. Through 45 appearances in the crease this season, Gibson is 13-26-2 with a fade-worthy .890 SV% and 3.48 GAA.

He has now allowed four or more goals in seven consecutive starts. With this combination of poor defense and goaltending, it's not shocking that the Ducks rank 30th in goals allowed per game.

That bodes well for Huberdeau, who is starting to find somewhat of a rhythm himself with two goals over his past four games. Both of those goals came on the man-advantage, which, as stated above, is likely to come into play tonight.

At least one of Huberdeau or Kadri has scored in three of the Flames' past four games.

Pick: Jonathan Huberdeau (+230 at FanDuel)

Canucks vs. Golden Knights

Tuesday, April 2
10 p.m. ET
Jack Eichel (+160)

Tuesday's NHL nightcap features another Pacific Division tilt with the Vegas Golden Knights hosting the Vancouver Canucks. Goaltender Casey DeSmith is slated to guard the cage for Vancouver and could be a good fade candidate, considering he possesses an underwhelming .900 SV% this season.

DeSmith also got shelled in his last start against Vegas, surrendering five goals on 31 shots for a .839 SV%. Knights forward Jack Eichel scored one of those five goals, and he could find success yet again on Tuesday.

Eichel enters this contest in good form, potting nine goals over his past 16 games. He is always a threat to score at even strength, but he also leads the Golden Knights in power-play goals.

That is noteworthy for this matchup as the Canucks rank in the bottom half of the league in both penalty minutes taken per game and penalty-kill percentage.

Pick: Jack Eichel (+160 at FanDuel)

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