Player prop bets are a great way to jump into NHL betting action. Let’s take a look at player prop odds and picks for Valeri Nichushkin for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Lightning and Avalanche.
What are Player Props?
Player props refer to wagers that bettors can make based on player performance in a specific game. The majority of player props are built around the most common statistical benchmarks such as goals, assists or total points. Most player props are straight over/under plays that open at or near -110 and are adjusted based on where the money lands.
Valeri Nichushkin Player Prop Bet Lightning vs. Avalanche Game 6 Odds & Picks
Following the same logic as above, I am backing another Colorado skater in this matchup as Valeri Nichushkin has gone over this total in four of the first five games of this series (80%). Nichushkin has undoubtedly been the “x-factor” for this club, especially in the games that Nazem Kadri was out of the lineup due to injury.
Coach Jared Bednar should continue to put Nichushkin out there as much as possible due to his excellent two-way play throughout this entire postseason. Skating on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog, Nichushkin should have no difficulty in getting shot attempts as both of those guys are outstanding playmakers.
Additionally, Nichushkin skates with the second power play unit and serves as one of the primary triggermen in that group alongside Nazem Kadri. The attempts will be there, and if he is able to get them on net once again then Nichushkin should be able to get over this total.
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