Best player prop bets for Monday's NHL slate: Huberdeau to bring Florida back

Jan 17, 2021; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Florida Panthers left wing Jonathan Huberdeau (11) skates with the puck during the second period against the Chicago Blackhawks at BB&T Center.
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Matthew Lowrimore

NHL· 5 months ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for over a year now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passion is college football and that is the sport 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 do everything he can to make his readers money.

We’ve got a five-game slate for Monday’s NHL card, but there are still plenty of opportunities to find some 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.

Jonathan Huberdeau Over 1 Point (-102)

The Florida Panthers are on the brink of elimination but in Game 5 tonight we believe they can win a game back. The best way for them to do that is to get Jonathan Huberdeau involved. So far this series, Huberdeau is averaging two points per game. That is eight in total over the first four games. In the close loss, he had three points and in the win, he also had three points. So, unless Tampa Bay all of a sudden shuts him down, he is very likely to have at least one point. At the current price and with how easily points are coming for Huberdeau, backing on this point line will be our top play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers

Auston Matthews Over 1 Point (-130)

Toronto looked more like themselves in their blowout win in Game 2 and we expect the same in Game 3. Auston Matthews had a huge game for the Maple Leafs, scoring three points. He had the go-ahead goal in the second period and added two assists to help seal the win. Tonight we are going to expect the same from the best player on this Toronto side. Matthews had over 40 goals in the regular season and plenty of assists, so asking him to have another big game is more than reasonable. Toronto do not want to let the Canadiens hang around too much longer in this series, so backing Matthews to have at least a point will be our play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Nikolaj Ehlers Over 0.5 Points (-124)

The Winnipeg Jets have all the momentum right now after coming back on Sunday from a 4-1 deficit to win 5-4 in overtime. Now the Jets just need one win to complete the sweep against the Oilers and we expect them to get the job done. Tonight we are going to back Nikolaj Ehlers, who made his first appearance in this series on Sunday. Not only did he did he score twice, but Ehlers scored the game-winning goal. Ehlers contributed the fourth-most points on the team in the regular season and that was in only 47 games. He scored 21 times and had 25 assists. Given that he made an immediate impact in Sunday’s game, backing Ehlers to do the same here and to help Winnipeg finish the sweep will be our play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets

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