It’s a happy Friday for NHL fans, with 20 teams hitting the ice. All the stars are out tonight, and we have four player props from hockey betting sites to kick off the weekend.
David Pastrnak Under 4.5 Shots
The Bruins are the best team in the NHL, and Pastrnak has been their best player.
He’s second in the NHL in shots with 125 and has 36 points in 25 games. But if we’re getting plus money on under 4.5 shots, we have to take it. As great as the winger has been, he’s still only gone over 4.5 shots in 10 of his 25 games (40%).
He’s also had fewer than five shots in four of his last six games. This is nothing against Pastrnak. It’s just trying to exploit an inflated number on a bet that has hit 60% of the time this year.
Nazem Kadri Over 0.5 Points
Nazem Kadri has had a seven-game point streak this season and a seven-game drought. It’s safe to say he’s streaky.
The new Flame is again heating up with five points in his last three games. Calgary is playing better as a whole and slowly climbing the ladder in the Pacific. They should have extra motivation tonight as they face their former leader, Johnny Gaudreau.
Gaudreau shocked the city of Calgary by signing with Columbus in the offseason, and the team knows that a win tonight would go a long way with the Flames faithful.
Kadri’s cause is helped by the Blue Jackets’ dead-last ranking in goals against (4.16).
Tage Thompson Over 0.5 Power Play Points
Tage Thompson is coming off his second six-point performance of the season. That wasn’t a misprint. It’s a statistic from the Gretzky era, but it happened in 2022.
The 6’7 winger now has 40 points on the year (4th) in what has been a breakout season, to put it lightly. His recent streak (14 points in five games) has dropped the value on the over 0.5 points (-240), but we’ll take the plus odds on the power play.
Thompson has registered a PP point in four straight games, with seven in that span. The Sabres have been elite with the man advantage, hitting at a 29% clip (3rd).
Connor McDavid Under 3.5 Shots
The best player in the world is flying right now. McDavid has 17 points in his last seven games and is coming off a four-point performance against the Coyotes.
Still, four shots in a game are a lot. As good as the former first-overall pick has been, he’s gone under that mark in three of his last four games and five of his previous eight.
The Wild have been stingy in this department, allowing just 29.7 shots per game (8th). McDavid recorded two shots on net the last time he faced Minnesota on Dec. 1.