Best player prop bets for Saturday's NHL slate: Another big game expected for Zibanejad
We’ve got an 11-game slate for Saturday’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.
Mika Zibanejad Over 0.5 Points (-160)
This play is mainly being based on how bad Philadelphia has been against this New York team. Over the last two head to head meetings, the Rangers have outscored the Flyers 17-3. That is not an exaggeration either, as they just beat them the other day 8-3. Mika Zibanejad will be our focus today as he has been on fire recently. He has 15 points over his last five games alone. Not only that but he has 12 points in the two most recent games with the Flyers. He had a hat trick in both games, plus three assists in both meetings as well. For that reason, we will be backing Zibanejad to stay hot against the Flyers.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers.
Mark Stone Over 0.5 Assists (+100)
In what was supposed to be a highly competitive game between the Golden Knights and the Avalanche the other night, quickly became a one-sided affair. While we do not think Vegas is going to win this time around either, backing one of their most consistent players is going to be our look here. That player being Mark Stone. He is clearly leading this Vegas team with 39 points. Stone has 27 assists this season, ranking sixth in the NHL. He has at least one assist in five of his last six games as well. On top of that, Stone is averaging one assist per game in the month of March. Even though the Avalanche has an elite defense, backing Stone to find one assist at even money is still going to be our play.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche.
Sidney Crosby Over 1 Point (-106)
The Penguins have won two games in a row, though they were playing the Buffalo Sabres. Still, the Penguins are sitting in third place in the East Division and can inch closer to the top with a win against the Islanders. Though they are likely going to need the help of Sidney Crosby if they are going to stand a chance. Crosby is leading this team with 37 points for starters. He has 24 assists and 13 goals. He is coming off a three assist game against Buffalo and has had at least two points in three of his last four games. Actually, Crosby has at least one point in 11 of his last 13 games. So, while a push of this prop seems possible, backing the over is still going to be our play.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins.