It’s midweek madness in the NHL, with 14 teams in action Wednesday night. Here are four notable player props from hockey betting sites for Dec. 7.
Taylor Hall – Over 2.5 Shots
The Bruins are coming off a rare loss (overtime) against the Golden Knights and will look to get back in the win column against the Avs.
Taylor Hall has been shooting the puck recently, registering 19 shots in his last four games. That bodes well against a Colorado team that ranks 25th in the league in SOG against. Boston dominated the Avalanche on Dec. 3, winning 5-1 and recording 40 shots.
The Avs will now be without their best player, Nathan MacKinnon, after his upper-body injury last game.
Alexander Ovechkin – Anytime Goal Scorer
The Great Eight is due for a breakout. Ovechkin sits just seven goals away from 800 but has been shut out in three straight games.
A game against Philadelphia could be the perfect remedy, as the Flyers rank in the bottom third of the league in goals against (3.23). Ovi scored the OT winner the last time these two faced back on Nov. 23.
The Capitals winger has only gone more than three games (4) without a goal one other time this season. Ovechkin has 43 goals in 67 games in his career vs. the Flyers.
Alex Tuch – Over 2.5 Shots
Alex Tuch is coming into his own this season. The former first-round pick is on pace to smash his personal best goal-scoring mark (20), having already notched 12 on the year.
Shooting the puck helps when you’re trying to score goals, and Tuch has been doing much of that lately.
The winger has 14 shots in his last four contests and hasn’t gone a game without a shot in over a month. He’s eclipsed the 2.5 SOG mark in seven of his previous 10 games.
Brad Marchand – Over 0.5 Power Play Points
Beantown Brad has been putting on a show since his return from injury. The diminutive agitator is riding a seven-game point streak and has been held off the scoresheet just twice in the 16 games he’s played this year.
Marchand is a fixture on the Bruins’ second-ranked power play, which lines up nicely against an Avalanche team that has been poor on the PK (75%, 22nd).
He’s recorded 14 PP points this season, two-thirds of his 21 total. The last time Marchand faced Colorado, he notched one assist with the man advantage.