Best player prop bets for Saturday's NHL slate: Pastrnak to open series strongly

Aug 29, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak (88) passes the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning in game four of the second round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena.
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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.

We’ve got a two-game slate for Saturday’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.

William Nylander over 0.5 points (-154)

It’s yet another elimination game for Toronto tonight as they failed to win in Game 5, although William Nylander had yet another big game, cashing our point prop for him. Because he has looked so good in this series, we are going back to the same play tonight. He has still recorded at least one point in every game of the series and is coming off two points from Game 5. Nylander still leads Toronto with four goals this postseason and has really stepped up with Auston Matthews not be able to produce much right now. Nylander now has seven points in the series and even at a steep price, we will be backing him to record at least a point in what should be a Toronto win to close out the series.

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

David Pastrnak over 1 point (+106)

Both of these teams breezed through the first round, but this matchup looks to be much tighter. In Game 1 tonight, we are going to back one of Boston’s top players, who led them in points in the first round, David Pastrnak. He had six points in the first round against the Washington Capitals over the span of five games. He scored at least one point in four of the five games with two being multi-point efforts. Against the Islanders this season, Pastrnak had a total of seven points and scored at least one in five of the seven games he played in. We will need Pastrnak to have two points tonight to cash, but he generates a ton of their offense, so recording at least one point should be reasonable. The Islanders had a hard time slowing down Pastrnak in the regular season meetings, so until we see an adjustment, we will be backing him to contribute.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins

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