Best player prop bets for Saturday's NHL slate: Scheifele to frustrate Edmonton

Feb 21, 2021; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler (26) and forward Mark Scheifele (55) celebrate ScheifeleÕs goal against the Vancouver Canucks in the third period at Rogers Arena. Jets won 4-3 in Overtime.
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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.

Sidney Crosby Over 2.5 shots on goal (-136)

Right away we are going to look to another Sidney Crosby shots on goal prop because once again, it seems oddsmakers have set this line too low. Crosby now has 129 shots on goal, which of course leads the team. This also comes out to an average of 3.07 shots per game. He has cashed this prop in six straight games, averaging four shots on goal per game during this stretch. Also keep in mind that the Penguins are playing the Sabres. Buffalo is clearly the worst team in the NHL, so asking Crosby to have three shots on goal against their defense, will be our play in this game.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres.

David Perron Over 0.5 assists (+100)

The St. Louis Blues will be looking to keep the final playoff spot in the West tonight when they take on the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes are right behind them in the standings, making this a very important head to head game. For the Blues, we will be looking to David Perron tonight to find an assist. He leads the team in this category with 28 and has five alone in his last four games. In six games against the Coyotes, Perron has four assists. Given his recent streak of setting up goals for his team and the fact that we are getting even money, backing Perron to find an assist will be our play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for St. Louis Blues vs. Arizona Coyotes.

Mark Scheifele Over 1 point (-112)

We are heading back to the Jets for this game and will focus on one of their best players. That being Mark Scheifele, who has 52 points on the season. That includes a team leading 35 assists and a third best 17 goals. Scheifele has 12 points in his last nine games, and has at least one point in all but one of those games during this stretch. In six games against Edmonton, Scheifele has at least one point in five of the games. He had one multi-point game against the Oilers as well. However, with the Oilers having had three straight games postponed, it is likely they will struggle here. They certainly could be well rested, but we believe Scheifele will have plenty of chances to contribute tonight and will back him to have at least one point.

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