NHL Playoffs: OVER/UNDER Props
A Stanley Cup triumph is clearly about more than individual success but it’s been proven over and over again a participant getting hot at the ideal time can help propel a team to the pinnacle of their National Hockey League mountain.
Last year, it was Logan Couture. He poured in an incredible 30 points to lead all skaters during the Sharks’ run all the way to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals while his teammate Joe Pavelski paced the field in goals with 14.
Both of these amounts, however, were fairly significant. The typical number of points that the major point-getter has earned since the team resumed play after the 2004-05 lockout is 26.45 while the average number of goals the leading goal scorer has since is 12.7.
I don’t see many sweeps occurring in the first round of a 2017 playoff bracket I am projecting to be extremely competitive. I believe this rivalry leads to additional games and — you guessed it — goals and more points.
San Jose and Pittsburgh both played 24 games throughout their 2016 conquests and I could see that number climbing this year.If you are like me and you see every minute of NHL playoff hockey, you and your significant other might not see eye to eye on the amount of face-time the both of you get during the postseason and that can result in some lonely nights. Fortunately, sportsbooks provide us some additional props to wager on during Lord Stanley’s playoffs to boost that amount of activity we are getting (pun exceptionally intended).
BetOnline produced a listing of OVER/UNDER props for your pleasure and I’ve chosen a couple of them out to have a better look at.