Death. Taxes. Another successful two out of three nights for the Quick Pick NHL Underdog entries. If you tailed and utilized the Insured option to build your card, congratulations on your 1.25x profit scoop! It’s time to keep rolling in 2024, and Thursday’s 13-game NHL slate is the perfect place to do so.
To quote a famous fictitious scientist, “If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits three out of three, you’re going to see some serious cash.” Here are my three best NHL Underdog Fantasy Picks for January 4.
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The Quick Pick: Daily NHL Underdog Fantasy Pick ’em Picks for January 4
Joel Farabee Higher Than 0.5 Points
The Flyers have been quite the surprise this season, and Thursday night, they’ll look to hang onto their wildcard status. 23-year-old Syracuse, NY native Joel Farabee has manufactured a productive 12-goal and 15-assist season. Heading into tonight’s matchup against the Blue Jackets, Farabee has logged three multi-point games in his last five.
And he has three points in just two games against Columbus this season. Let’s go with the Central New Yorker with our first NHL Underdog entry on Thursday. Press that Higher Than 0.5 Points on Joel Farabee against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
J.T. Miller Higher Than 0.5 Assists
It’s shocking that the Canucks are one of the NHL’s best teams as we approach the All-Star Break. And I’ll be the first to eat my words after dragging new head coach Rick Tocchet into this season. It’s been consistent performances from 50 point-centerman J.T. Miller that have got them to where they are now.
Thursday night, Miller and the Canucks will travel to St. Louis. These Blues are a team that J.T. loves to fill up the box score on. I will point to the evidence in the form of his three-point night against them back in October. With four assists over his last five games, this NHL Underdog entry feels like a stone-cold lock. Go ahead and take J.T. Miller to go Higher Than 0.5 Assists on the road in St. Louis.
Carter Verhaeghe Higher Than 0.5 Assists (1.5x Odds)
Our third NHL Underdog pick will be playing in one of the four NHL nightcaps on Thursday. 28-year-old center Carter Verhaeghe has notched 19 goals and 15 assists coming into tonight’s matchup against the VGK. With assists in each of his last three games, it’s borderline criminal to be getting 1.5x odds on him here.
Looking back to just before the holiday break, Verhaeghe tallied a goal and an assist against these same VGK. Let’s ask “swaggy Verhaeghe” to contribute a helping hand with tonight’s banger. We’re taking Carter Verhaeghe to Higher Than 0.5 Assists in Vegas and finishing off a 9x score!
Best Ways to Build Your Thursday Card
-Play all three players together using the “Standard” option on Underdog for a 9x winner
-Play all three players together using the “Insured” option on Underdog for a chance at a 4.5x winner for all three, or a 1.5x winner for getting two out of three.