NHL Props Picks - October 19, 2017
NHL Player Prop Of The Day
After notching a hat-trick in a dominant opening-night performance against the Calgary Flames, Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers cooled down into a four-game slump. Edmonton will have the opportunity to take advantage of a Blackhawks team playing the dog end of a back-to-back that started with a loss against the Predators.
Connor played well against Chicago during his Hart Trophy campaign, scoring a goal and three assists in three meetings last year. Edmonton won two of three against the Blackhawks, powered by McDavid’s offense.
McDavid hasn’t bulged the twine in the four games that followed his hat-trick, and the Oilers have had trouble scoring without Leon Draisaitl, who was cleared to travel with the team. Bet on Connor scoring a goal tonight against a fatigued Chicago backline.
NHL Puckline Of The Day
Even when the Canucks were one of the best teams in the western conference, Vancouver had a famously difficult time playing at TD Garden. The trauma of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals remains fresh, but the trauma inflicted on the Bruins roster to start the season will have more of an effect on tonight’s outcome.
Goalie Tuukka Rask, forward Ryan Spooner and defender Adam McQuaid will not suit up, robbing the Bruins of key personnel. Boston limps into this matchup with a 2-3 record, with all three losses by two goals or more. The situation becomes worse if Patrice Bergeron doesn’t play – he’s a game-time decision.
The Canucks arrive in Boston on the heels of an impressive 3-0 shutout of the Senators in Ottawa. Vancouver should be able to take advantage of a reeling Bruins squad, reversing the difficulty they typically face in Beantown.
NHL Over/Under Of The Day
The Calgary Flames and the Carolina Hurricanes scored five goals each in their recent wins over the Canucks and the Oilers, respectively. Over their last ten meetings, the Flames and the Canes average a total of 6.1 goals per game. Half of these matchups resulted in six goals or more combined.
A total of 5.5 was projected for this game, and both teams feature explosive offenses capable of quickly putting numbers on the board. These squads also featured a changing of the guard, with Carolina signing Scott Darling as their new presumptive starter and Calgary recruiting Mike Smith as their new number one.
Strong offense and uncertain defense on both teams suggest that the over will be the more likely result. Expect these teams to light the lamp frequently against each other.
Category : NHLMore articles...