Best player prop for Sunday's NHL slate: Palat finds the score sheet

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his goal scored against the Ottawa Senators in the third period at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
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NHL· 1 week ago

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Sunday brings us 7 games on the NHL slate. That means there are bets to be placed. Specifically, player props. We are taking a look at one play in particular, and breaking it down in this article. Along with this play, be sure to check out our full game previews for each matchup today. You can also follow Pickswise and myself on Twitter for added betting content covering all sports.

Ondrej Palat over 0.5 points (+100)

Line available at FanDuel at time of publishing

The Tampa Bay Lightning face the Minnesota Wild tonight. Tampa Bay’s offense seems to be in a favorable spot. Only 7 teams in the NHL are allowing more goals per game than Minnesota (3.18), and they have been giving up a lot of goals recently. In their last 3 games, the Wild have given up 11 goals. Now they are on the second half of a road back-to-back against a potent Tampa Bay offensive attack. Ondrej Palat has registered 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) so far this season, but he is pointless in his last 2 games. That means he is due.

Palat is getting steady ice time on Tampa Bay’s top line, and he is playing with Brayden Point and Anthony Cirelli. Palat is also a part of Tampa’s top power play unit. Minnesota will be sending Kaapo Kahkonen between the pipes, and he is sporting a less than stellar .882 save percentage so far this season. Long story short, this is setting up to be a big offensive day for the Lightning. Look for Palat (and Tampa’s top line in general) to put the pressure on. Palat should be able to find the scoresheet tonight.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Minnesota Wild vs Tampa Bay Lightning.

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