NHL Player Props Best Bets: David Pastrnak and the Bruins to Stay Hot

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David Pastrnak #88 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Florida Panthers during the first period at TD Garden on October 17, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

We have plenty of hockey to come as we are almost a third of the way through the season, strap into your seats for another whirlwind 7 months of hockey and NHL picks.  

There are some exciting games on display tonight and we are excited to bring you some of our favorite NHL player props from two of the biggest matchups. 

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins  

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – 07:00 PM EST at TD Garden 

David Pastrnak (Boston Bruins) 

  • Over / Under Shots  

The Boston Bruins lead the NHL with 4.0 goals per game and are currently sitting first in the Atlantic Division. They're one win behind the top of the Eastern Conference team, the New Jersey Devils, since they have played two games less.  

Star player David Pastrnak has been on fire this season, so far netting 14 goals and 18 assists. Pastrnak has played the joint least amount of games of all the players inside the top 5 of overall player points.   

Pastrnak is currently on a 4-game scoring streak, and although we do like his over 1.5 points at +100 tonight, there's better value in laying -114 for us to see Pastrnak have 5+ shots in the game. He has hit 5+ shots in 13 of his 21 games this season and we like the fact he has gone under his shot total in his previous two games, as this seems like a nice bounce-back spot for the over.  

The last time he had 5+ shots was on this day last week against the same opponents as tonight.  

NHL Pick: David Pastrnak Over 4.5 Shots (-114) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning) 

  • Anytime Goalscorer  

Nikita Kucherov is one of the Lightning's star players and one of the league’s best players. He is currently third in overall player points having picked up 34 in 21 games. Kucherov has scored 10 goals along with 24 assists.  

Kucherov was on a hot streak having netted a goal in 10 of his previous 12 games but has since gone three goalless games despite racking up 6 assists and 2 assist hat tricks. We like his chances of getting back on the scoreboard tonight at NHL odds of +125. 

NHL Pick: Nikita Kucherov Anytime Goalscorer (+125) at BetOnline

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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins  

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – 07:00 PM EST at PPG Paints Arena 

Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins) 

  • Over / Under Shots  

We don’t mind laying -130 on the Penguins' highest shot-taker in Evgeni Malkin to see 3+ shots tonight. Malkin has seen 3+ shots in just over half his games this season and, as is often the case with our selections, this is a bounce-back spot as Malkin had seen 3+ shots in 5 of his previous 6 games until last time out where he only managed one shot. 

The Penguins have been in much stronger form than tonight’s opponents, with the hosts winning 5 of their last 6, compared to Carolina winning just 1 of their previous 6.  

Malkin has had a mixed shots record against the Carolina Hurricanes in recent history having taken 2/3/2/3/5/4/2/2/2/2 shots against them in his previous 10 games. Interestingly shy of cashing the 3+ shots on all 6 losing possible occasions. 

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NHL Pick: Evgeni Malkin Over 2.5 Shots (-130) at BetOnline

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Brent Burns (Carolina Hurricanes) 

  • Over / Under Shots  

The Sportsbooks are offering us a very nice set of odds on Brent Burns to see 3+ shots tonight despite having to lay -140. Burns had one shot last time out during a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames, that was just his 7th time in 22 games this season to see less than 3+ game shots.  

Burns has seen 83 shots in 22 games played this season, averaging just over 3.75 per game. Furthermore, the Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed the 4th most amount of shots against this season, whilst the Carolina Hurricanes have taken the 6th most amount of shots in the NHL.  

The numbers look good and we would advise a small stake on Brent Burns's alternative shots total line to go over 3.5 if available with the Top Rated Sportsbooks.  

NHL Pick: Brent Burns Over 2.5 Shots (-140) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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