Tuesday night is a great night if you join us here in our support plays, with post results 8-2. Now, it’s about maintaining that momentum with a clear night on the ice.
The NHL knockout round continues, and so do our bets. We have seven bets here, six props and one puckline bet.
Come to the point.
Sidney Crosby support (-115 DK)
I find these odds to be pretty generous for what Sidney Crosby has done so far of this series. In four games, the Pittsburgh star has racked up seven assists.
The Penguins have averaged five goals per game, so it seems likely that researchers think Igor Shesterkin scored the right goal against Rangers. He’s been really struggling, and I’m not ignoring the volume that Crosby is pushing out here.
I’d be happy to bet on an assist here, even if they only score three, there’s a good chance Crosby will be involved.
Mika Zibanejad on 2.5 SOG (-110 DK)
It’s result or death for the Rangers Wednesday night, and with that in mind, I’ll be meeting one of their top players at Mika Zibanejad.
New York has enjoyed solid success in these four games as it involves scoring on the net, so chances still exist. I believe we are getting such great odds on Zibanejad because he ended up with two SOGs in a row.
He’s had 11 tries in those games, though, so he’s in, and I expect an urgent boost to what’s at stake.
Zibanejad shielded his SOG in the first two games of this series, both at home. Well, they’re back in Madison Square Garden, so we bet here it’s that house’s successful return.
Jake Guentzel on 3.5 SOG (+115 DK)
It’s good to make some extra money there, and Jake Guentzel has been rolling around with his shots in this series. He used his SOG in 3/4 games, averaging 6 SOGs per game.
It’s great to see a guy not only skim through his line, but skim through it. His only miss was three shots, so we give him the nod on Wednesday for Pittsburgh.
Skewers: Adam Fox and Aaron Ekblad 1 more each (+190 CZR)
For those who have been watching for a while, the trend of defensive points is one of the benefits for us. We continue that approach Wednesday with Adam Fox and Aaron Ekblad. I considered drinking juice for both of these men, with odds of -140 to -150, but I’ll split them in half to minimize the risk.
Fox has a point in all four games of this series, and that helps to consider him a member of the top power play unit. I hope Rangers shoot a lot and yes, hopefully goals after that.
As for Ekblad, he’s been a personal favorite in a few games, and we’ll be uploading him again. Ekblad has four points in his last three games and in seven games against Washington this season he has eight.
I expect Florida to come out on top with scoring on Wednesday night, which we’ll cover in our next bet.
Florida -1.5 (+110 CZR)
Florida had a much-needed win on Monday to beat this streak and return home, where their offense has appeared time and time again this season.
Having won in extra time, I want the Panthers to continue to build on that momentum here on a streak that can’t be tied. Florida are the team that is far superior and back at home I want them to score on Wednesday and win comfortably.
Skewers: Aleksander Barkov and Johnny Gaudreau on 2.5 SOG (+171 CZR)
Barkov has been consistent with his shots all this series, passing this 2.5 line in every game. We just kept it simple and followed that hit rate, like we did in the last few games.
Calgary is making a monstrous 54-shot effort, and I want those shots back at home in a hugely important Game 5.
Gaudreau is rolling right now, amassing 11 SOGs in the past two games. What I like about Johnny Hockey in this game is his shots. In the last three games, he averaged almost 10 times per game.
He’s hit this 2.5 line by 63% at home this season and I want to follow his recent increase in shots.
Mikael Backlund on 2.5 SOG (+100 DK)
If I said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: give a guy a chance to come back if he let you down in the last game. Sometimes I don’t follow this advice, but I will Wednesday with Mikael Backlund.
Monday’s game was Backlund’s first miss against Dallas this season, ending with two SOGs. While the shot missed, he still managed to make seven shots. His involvement is clear, and he deserves a chance to stay on track.
Good luck on Wednesday night! Have yourself a great Wednesday and make some NHL bets.