Best NHL Playoffs player prop bets for Lightning vs. Islanders on Wednesday: Point chasing history
We have only a one-game slate for Wednesday’s NHL playoff action, so we will be looking to find one player for each team who represents some value. Right now, we’re going to be focusing on NHL 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 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders.
Brayden Point anytime goalscorer (+112)
Brayden Point is currently chasing history. He’s scored eight games in a row and he’s looking for his ninth. The NHL playoff record for the longest goal streak is 10 games so he still has some hurdles to climb, but he’s been red hot over the last three weeks so there’s no reason to fade him now.
After an enormous 8-0 victory, the Lightning’s top players will have all the confidence in the world heading into Game 6. With a chance to eliminate the Islanders, the big named players will be heavily relied upon in this potentially series-clinching game. While the win is the most important thing for Tampa Bay, the team recognizes the historic milestone Point is chasing; expect him to have plenty of chances.
In Game 4, Point had four shots on goal as he successfully extended his streak. He’ll continue shooting every chance he gets, more shots on goal means more chances to score. He has 13 goals in 16 playoff games this postseason, let’s see him get his ninth in a row.
Anthony Beavillier over 2.5 shots on goal (-110)
Despite a brutal 8-0 loss, Beavillier looked like the best forward on the ice for the New York Islanders. He had four shots on net despite only playing 16 minutes, he also finished the game with an even plus/minus which could mean he’s set to play a bigger role for Game 6; he generated a lot while not allowing the other team to score.
During these playoffs, he’s averaging 2.8 shots on goal per game. In 17 playoff games, he’s had three or more shots nine times. As one of their best offensive players (currently top 15 in playoff scoring), Beavillier has had an underwhelming series against the Lightning with just one assist in five games. He’ll be looking to get out of his scoring slump which means taking plenty of chances. This could be a season-ending game for the Islanders, guys like Beavillier will be leaving everything they have on the ice in this all important Game 6.
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