Best player prop bets for Sunday's NHL Slate: Kane looks to get Chicago back on track

Feb 11, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at United Center.
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Matthew Lowrimore

NHL · 1 year ago

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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.

After a massive 14-game card on Saturday, we have just six games on Sunday. The action starts at 12:00 p.m. ET. Here we are going to focus on the player props and will be looking for guys to step up for their teams. Make sure you also check out our picks on the side and total for every game, as well.

Patrice Bergeron Over 2.5 Shots on Goal (-154)

The Boston Bruins have been absolutely crushed in their last two games. They lost to the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers by a combined 13-4 score over this stretch. They will look to bounce back in the rematch with the Rangers, but given their lack of offense right now, we are going back to a shots on goal prop. Sticking with Patrice Bergeron, who cashed one of our props the other day, he will look to do the same on Sunday. Bergeron had five shots on goal in their recent loss to the Rangers, so with another line set at 2.5, we believe he is going to surpass this total again. It helps that he is averaging 3.6 shots on goal per game too, so we will back this over.

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

James van Riemsdyk Over 0.5 Point (-126)

This prop has a lot to do with just how terrible Buffalo is right now. They looked lost at times in their game on Saturday and the Flyers were able to take advantage easily. Here we will look to one of Philadelphia’s better player to help provide offensive production. That being James van Riemsdyk. He had one assist on Saturday and we expect him to do the same on Sunday. Either that or score against this awful Sabres team. Van Riemsdyk is leading the Flyers in points with 23, so he is likely the best candidate to help out on Sunday in this rematch.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Philadelphia Flyers vs. Buffalo Sabres.

Patrick Kane Over 3.5 Shots on Goal (+102)

Chicago’s run of solid hockey came to a halt briefly when they lost to a terrible Detroit team on Saturday. Here they will rematch the Red Wings and we will go back to another shots on goal prop from one of the Blackhawks best players. That being Patrick Kane, who is leading this team in shots on goal. He has 79 shots on goal in total and averages about 3.5 per game. Even though this is right on the line, he just had five shots on goal against the Red Wings on Saturday. I expect Kane to get more involved on Sunday after having no points to show for on Saturday. For that reason, I will back the over here.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks. 

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