Best player prop bets for Friday's NHL slate: Draisaitl poised to dominate Ottawa again

Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Photo of Matthew Lowrimore

Matthew Lowrimore


Show Bio

Matthew has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will put in the research to try and achieve this. For Matt Lowrimore media enquiries, please email

We’ve got a five-game slate for Friday’s NHL card, and that means there are plenty of opportunities for value. Right now we’re going to be focusing on player props, bringing you a few of our favorite props. Before you bet these, make sure you also check out our picks on the side and total for every game. We’ve been having a great NHL season so far, let’s keep it going on Friday.

David Perron Over 0.5 assists (+110)

The St. Louis Blues are right behind the Vegas Golden Knights in the West Division and could pass them with a win on Friday night. For this game, we are going to be looking for a top Blues player to make another impact in the offense. That being David Perron. He leads St. Louis with 28 points, producing 10 goals and 18 assists. He has at least one assist in back to back games, so there is reason to believe he can keep this streak rolling. Ultimately, we do think Vegas is going to come away with the win, but the Golden Knights have allowed plenty of goals this season, so backing a Perron assist will still be our play tonight.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Vegas Golden Knights vs. St. Louis Blues.

Leon Draisaitl Over 1.5 points (-102)

After beating Ottawa 7-1 the other night, is there any reason not to go back to a red hot Edmonton team here? Maybe the score will not be 7-1 again, but we are pretty confident the Oilers are in store for another monster win. The only problem with backing an Edmonton player is deciding which one to actually back. They have so many elite scoring threats that it really is a toss-up as to who is going to produce points. On Wednesday, the man of the night was Leon Draisaitl. He had a hat trick and also two assists for a total of five points. He now has 28 assists on the season and 14 goals for a total of 42 points. Ottawa had no answer for Draisaitl on Wednesday and that should not change here.

Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Ottawa Senators vs. Edmonton Oilers.

Anze Kopitar Over 0.5 assists (+100)

We do not go with a Kings player often, but when we do, it is usually Anze Kopitar. That is because he is a crucial playmaker for this Los Angeles team. Kopitar has 24 assists on the season, which clearly leads his team and ranks fifth overall in the NHL. He has five assists in his last five games, so he is more than capable of doing the same here. Also, in just two meetings with Colorado this season, Kopitar has four assists, so we like him to be able to get one here as well.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche. 

Pickswise is the home of free NHL picks and predictions. Make sure to also check out our ‘NHL parlays‘, ‘NHL best bets‘, and ‘NHL props‘ tabs for free plays all season long.

By signing up you agree to our terms and privacy policy