Best NHL Playoffs player prop bets for Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Point gives Tampa a big series lead
The Stanley Cup Finals are underway as the Tampa Bay Lightning took a 1-0 lead in the series the other night. Right now, we’re going to be focusing on NHL player props for that matchup, but make sure you also check out our picks on the side and total for this game and every game of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Brayden Point Over 0.5 Points (-174)
The Tampa Bay Lightning easily dismantled the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of this series, winning 5-1. They will now look to hold serve on their home ice for the second consecutive game and go up 2-0 in the series.
Brayden Point continued to be a huge part of this team and though he did not score a goal, he did record three assists on Monday night. He clearly has proven to be an all-around player, so we are backing off the goal prop tonight. Instead, we are going to just look for him to record a point, as he obviously did in the first game. We expect the Canadiens to struggle to defend Point again, which should lead to more than enough opportunities for him to grab a point. Maybe he will score and restart his scoring streak, but backing him to record a single point will be our play instead.
Shea Weber Over 2 Shots on Goal (+100)
Because Montreal struggled so much in Game 1, very few players actually provided much in terms of points. The only players to record a point for Montreal were Ben Chiarot, Shea Weber, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Weber is actually the guy we will look to back tonight, but in a shots on goal prop. He had five shots on goal in Game 1 and 40 shots on goal in the postseason. Weber is averaging 2.22 shots on goal per game, so with a low total of just two, we like him to at the very least push on this prop. There is also the fact that Montreal does not want to go down 0-2 in the series, so they very well could be extra aggressive in their attack, which should lead to more shots on goal in general but also for Weber.
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