Best player prop bets for Sunday's NHL slate: Time for McDavid to show up

Jan 24, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) skates towards the Winnipeg Jets net during the first period at Bell MTS Place.
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Matthew Lowrimore

NHL· 5 months ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for over a year now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passion is college football and that is the sport 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 do everything he can to make his readers money.

We’ve got a four-game slate for Sunday’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.

Mike Hoffman Over 2 Shots on Goal (-136)

The St. Louis Blues will be looking to avoid a sweep on Sunday evening, as they host the Colorado Avalanche. Not much to like about this Blues team right now though, considering they are leaking goals and just not scoring. So, while this is probably not a popular play, we are going to back Mike Hoffman from the Blues. Now he has definitely not been their best player, but this is going to be a shots on goal prop. Hoffman is only going to need two shots on goal to push and three to cash. He has cashed this prop in all three of the playoff games so far, so even though the Blues are getting crushed every time, Hoffman has tried to do his part. He has one goal in the series too, so it is possible we could see him pass this total and is why we will back it here.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues.

Alex Ovechkin Over 4 Shots on Goal (+110)

The bookmakers finally ticked up this line to 4.0 instead of 3.5 as we look to yet another Alex Ovechkin shots on goal total. Though he has had exactly four shots on goal in all of the games so far, so a push seems to be a likely outcome. Still, with their backs to the wall, Ovechkin and Washington really have to make something happen. They are going to need a huge performance from Ovechkin, especially in terms of pressuring the Boston goalie with shots. Even though this line has move up 0.5 a point, it now gives us plus money, therefore it will still be our play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals.

Connor McDavid Over 1.5 Points (-112)

The biggest shock of the playoffs so far is that Edmonton is in a 0-2 hole. Not only that but Connor McDavid has yet to record a single point through two games. For a guy who had over 100 points in the regular season and 22 in nine regular season games against this Jets team, it is more than a shock. However, this cannot possibly last much longer and we believe McDavid is due for a break out game. Remember, all nine of those regular season games saw McDavid have multi-point games and frankly, that is what we are expecting tonight.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets.

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