We have 10 games on tonight’s NHL card, but as usual, we have selected our two most favoured games for NHL player props.
Tonight we are targeting the Seattle Kraken and Buffalo Sabres where we expect a high-scoring affair as well as the L.A. Kings playing host to the Tampa Bay Lightning (The Kings have not beaten the Lightning in their previous 10 meetings both home and on the road).
Buffalo Sabres vs. Seattle Kraken
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – 10:00 PM EDT at Climate Pledge Arena
Kraken Prop Bet: Oliver Bjorkstrand
Danish Born winger Oliver Bjorkstrand has been the Seattle Kraken's highest shot taker this season averaging 4.2 shots per game, despite having to lay -140 for Bjorkstrand to see 3 or more shots on net tonight we are more than happy to do so given this line.
We wouldn’t put anybody off taking his over 3.5 line at around +125 if your sportsbooks have that alternative line.
Last season, when playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets he managed 1/4/4 shots against the Buffalo Sabres and thus far this season he has seen 3 or more shots in 5 of his 7 games.
The last time Seattle played on home ice they suffered a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues where Bjorkstrand had 0 shots, we must believe he will have this in mind and look to shoot the puck a little more tonight. Seattle is one of the highest shooting teams overall this year with an average of 33.28 shots per game.
Sabres Prop Bet: Rasmus Dahlin
We pounded Dahlin’s shot total over 2.5 the other night and hit easily at plus +125, tonight the best sportsbooks are offering us even better NHL odds at +135 for the Swedish-born player who was drafted #1 overall in the 2018 draft.
Dahlin has been the Sabres' top shot taker so far this season with an average of almost 3.5 per game. We are more than happy to take over 2.5 shots for this set of odds, and we believe this to be some incredible value.
Dahlin has played 5 games this season and seen 5/3/5/3/2 shots each game.
NHL Prop Pick: Over 2.5 Shots (+135) at BetOnline
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Los Angeles Kings
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 10:30 PM EDT at Crypto.com Arena
Kings Prop Bet: Adrian Kempe
One of the top players on the Kings roster these days, Adrian Kempe finished last season as the Kings' top goalscorer with 35 goals in 78 games and thus far this season he has scored 4 goals in 7 games but has failed to score in his last 3 NHL matches.
Last season, Kempe also had the Kings' most shots and the highest shooting percentage of all players who played over 50% of the regular season games. We believe the Kings can score a few goals tonight and Kempe represents some of the best value at NHL odds of +225 to score anytime.
NHL Prop Pick: Anytime Goalscorer (+225) at BetOnline
Kings Prop Bet: Anže Kopitar
Los Angeles Kings has been the home of 35-year-old Anže Kopitar since 2006, an impressive feat these days as players tend to move around a lot more.
Although Kopitar is 35 now, he is still one of the Kings' main players and last season hit 67 regular season points, his best return since the 2018 season and his 7th best return in 17 seasons across the NHL, not bad for an old guy. We are liking Kopitar to pick up a point tonight as he has failed to do so in his previous 3 outings after scoring a point in 3 of the Kings' first 4 games.
It’s a lot of juice to lay considering they are playing the Tampa Bay Lightning, but we believe the Kings can win this one tonight and Kopitar will be looking to get on the board against one of the top teams on home ice having not done so now for the past 3 games.
If looking for a bit more value, taking him to have an assist at -105 might be a more lucrative option as he is much more of a playmaker than a goalscorer.
NHL Prop Pick: Over 0.5 Points (-140) at BetOnline
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