We have a full day of hockey with today’s nine-game slate with an abundance of options to pick through for prop bets. Below, I give out my three best NHL prop bets.
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Taylor Hall Anytime Scorer (+225)
The Atlantic Division’s fourth-place Boston Bruins host the Metropolitan Division’s sixth-place Columbus Blue Jackets. This is the second meeting between these two teams this season, as the Bruins won the first matchup 5-4.
Taylor Hall had plenty of opportunities to register a goal in that first matchup as he notched four shots on goal. Hall has picked up the scoring lately as he has scored a goal in three straight games and in four of his last six contests.
Columbus is a good matchup for Hall to keep it going as they currently rank 30th in the league in goals allowed per game. Additionally, Hall works on the Bruins’ first power play unit, and the Blue Jackets rank just 20th in the league in penalty kill percentage.
Cole Caufield Anytime Scorer (+240)
We have an Atlantic Division tilt as the eighth-place Montreal Canadiens travel to Tampa Bay to take on the second-place Lightning. This is the third meeting between these two teams this season.
Montreal has not had trouble scoring on Tampa Bay this season as they average three goals scored per game across those two meetings. The Canadiens should have the opportunity to keep the scoring going as the Lightning are on the second half of a back-to-back and are projected to start their backup goaltender, Brian Elliott.
Caufield has found new life this season since the Canadiens made the coaching change and brought in Martin St. Louis. Over his last 10 games, Caufield has registered six goals.
William Nylander Anytime Scorer (+180)
The Atlantic Division’s third-place Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Philadelphia to take on the Metropolitan Division’s seventh-place Flyers. This is the second meeting between these two teams this season, as the Maple Leafs won the first matchup 3-0.
Nylander had two of those three goals in that first meeting, and I expect him to fire away once again on a vulnerable Philadelphia team. The Flyers rank just 24th in the league in goals allowed per game this season.
Philadelphia also ranks just 25th in penalty kill percentage, and Nylander serves as one of the triggermen on Toronto’s first power play unit. Nylander has been flying around the ice recently and has notched three goals over his last four games, and I like him to keep it going in this matchup.
Best of luck!
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