Best NHL player props for Saturday's slate: Zibanejad to deliver in Game 6
There is just one game tonight for the NHL playoffs. We’re going to take a deeper dive into the matchup and choose one player prop we think will provide good value and will have a great chance of hitting. The game begins tonight at 8:00 pm ET. It’s a crucial Game 6, so make sure you’re tuned in.
Mika Zibanejad Over 0.5 goals (+175)
The New York Rangers will attempt to force a Game 7 against the Carolina Hurricanes with a win tonight. The Hurricanes are yet to win a game on the road these playoffs, going 0-6 in such situations. Clearly the Rangers have a great chance of winning tonight, but they will need their top line to step up in key moments. Zibanejad has been the most consistent forward for the Rangers in this second-round series. He has scored in three consecutive games and is averaging more than 18 minutes of ice time. Despite an extremely low-scoring series, with each game hitting the under, Zibanejad has somehow remained consistent and has been a constant threat in the offensive zone. Even though New York lost 3-1 in Game 5, Zibanejad was able to score on the powerplay. That was just the Rangers’ third powerplay goal of the series, and Zibanejad has scored two.
Bettors are getting great value for him to score in Game 6, especially considering how the ‘Canes have played on the road. Zibanejad is looking to score in a 4th consecutive contest tonight, and at this +175 price we will happily back him to do so.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers