NHL Playoffs: Round 2 Player Props


NHL Playoffs: Round 2 Player Props

Do you have a good feeling about a player going to the next round of the NHL playoffs? You’re able to profit on that instinct if you are willing to wager a few bucks as a few books have tossed up some individual player props.
I’ve picked through the lot and broken down my favorite OVER/UNDER player point props from BetOnline:
Alex Ovechkin OVER/UNDER 5.5 PointsMost consider him to be the greatest finisher of his generation and for all the goals he’s nominated, Alex Ovechkin has never buried the one he has been shooting for ever since he entered the NHL in 2005 and that’s beating Sidney Crosby from the playoffs.
BetOnline has put Ovi’s O/U point total for the Caps‘ series with the Penguins at 5.5 and that I think that the Great 8 eclipses this total readily. The Russian sniper has never been more inspired to conquer his Canadian rival and with the clock ticking, his time to conquer Crosby and finally advance to the conference finals is exercising.
No. 8 had just three points (all goals) in six games against the Leafs in Round 1 but he also ran right into a hot goaltender at Freddy Andersen. Ovi scored on just 10.7 percent of his shots but I expect that number to move way up against Marc-Andre Fleury.
Ovi had five points in four games against the Pens from the regular season and with Fleury and Matt Murray both making save percentages under .900 in those four games, Ovechkin could be served into an abysmal buffet within this best-of-seven. Leon Draisaitl OVER/UNDER 5.5 PointsLeon Draisaitl, the German wunderkind, is likely going to be the most crucial participant in the Oilers‘ Round two matchup with the Ducks — win or lose. Draisaitl, such as Ovechkin, had only three points in the first round but it wasn’t until he had been paired up with Connor McDavid that his game-breaking ability shone through.
With McDavid probably limited by a matchup with Ryan Kesler, Draisaitl should have a ton of open ice to utilize and I guess that translates into a beer stein full of points — take the OVER.
Leon had six goals and eight points in just five matches against the Ducks in the regular year and that he overcome Anaheim goaltending on 40 percent of his shots. It’s easy to overlook exactly how good this European sensation is if he is living in the shadow of a celebrity like McDavid.

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