Do you have a fantastic feeling about a player going to the next round of the NHL playoffs? You’re able to gain on that instinct if you are prepared to bet a few dollars as a few books have chucked up some individual player props.
I have picked through the lot and broken down my two favorite OVER/UNDER player point props from BetOnline:
Alex Ovechkin OVER/UNDER 5.5 PointsMost believe him to be the best finisher of his creation and also for all the goals he has nominated, Alex Ovechkin has never buried the one he has been shooting ever since he entered the NHL in 2005 and that’s beating Sidney Crosby from the playoffs.
BetOnline has set Ovi’s O/U point total for the Caps’ show with the Penguins at 5.5 and that I feel that the Great 8 eclipses this complete easily. The Russian sniper has never been more inspired to beat his Canadian rival and with the clock ticking, his period to beat Crosby and eventually progress to the conference finals is running out.
No. 8 had only three points (all goals) in six games against the Leafs in Round 1 but he also ran into a hot goaltender at Freddy Andersen. Ovi scored on just 10.7 percent of his shots but I expect that number to go way up from Marc-Andre Fleury.
Ovi had five points in four games against the Pens in the regular season and with Fleury and Matt Murray both earning save percentages under .900 in those four matches, 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 2 matchup with the Ducks — win or lose. Draisaitl, like Ovechkin, had just 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 likely restricted by a matchup with Ryan Kesler, Draisaitl ought to have a ton of open ice to utilize and I suspect that translates into a beer stein filled with points — choose the OVER.
Leon had six goals and eight points in only five games against the Ducks at the regular year and he overcome Anaheim goaltending on 40 percent of his shots. It’s easy to forget exactly how great this European feeling is if he is living in the shadow of a celebrity such as McDavid.
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