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