NHL Player Props For February 20th: Zibanejad Juice Worth Laying For Shots Total

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Mika Zibanejad of the New York Rangers scores against Martin Jones of the Seattle Kraken on February 10, 2023. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP

NHL Pick: Mika Zibanejad Over 2.5 Shots (-130) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Picks Summary:

  • Mika Zibanejad (New York Rangers) – Over 2.5 Shots (-130)
  • Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg Jets) – Anytime Goalscorer (+190)
  • Jake Guentzel (Pittsburgh Penguins) – Anytime Goalscorer (+155)

Presidents Day Hockey brings us a small card, with five games on across the board.

Although there are games starting at 2 PM EST, we have found some value NHL player prop picks in the two late matchups between the NY Rangers and Winnipeg Jets as well as the NY Islanders on the road to the Pittsburgh Penguins.  

For tonight’s NHL picks, check out why we like Mika Zibanejad shot total over as well as two nice anytime goalscorer’s on our radar.  

Remember, fans from the Big Apple who want to wager on this game should check out our top-rated New York betting sites.

  • Overall NHL Article Plays This Season: 113-80 

Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Rangers 

Monday, February 20, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Madison Square Garden 

Mika Zibanejad (New York Rangers)

Over/Under Shots  

  • Goals Scored: 30 
  • Goals Assisted: 30 
  • Shots Per Game: 3.46 

Although the New York Rangers Mika Zibanejad has enjoyed success this season averaging 3.46 shots per game, he has had a very impressive 4.46 shots per game on home ice. With this fact alone we are willing to lay the juice at (-130) for Zibanejad to have over 2.5 shots.  

This will be Zibanejad’s first matchup against the Winnipeg Jets this season and we are looking for him to bounce back here as he had just one shot last time out on the ice during the Rangers' 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames. A loss that ended their 7-game unbeaten streak.  

NHL Pick: Mika Zibanejad - Over 2.5 Shots (-130) at BetOnline   

Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg Jets)

Anytime Goalscorer  

  • Goals Scored: 32 
  • Goals Assisted: 18 
  • Shots Per Game: 2.67 

It’s been three scoreless games now for the league’s 10th-highest scorer Mark Scheifele, but we are liking his (+190) odds to find the back of the net tonight. Let’s be fair the NY Rangers are a good defensive team and have one of the best goaltenders in the world in Igor Shesterkin.  

Hence the reason we believe Scheifele to be priced as high as +190 to score here and the NY Rangers have only allowed 2.68 goals per game, which is the sixth-best defense in the league.  

All that said, he did manage to score twice against the NY Rangers when these teams last met, a game which ended 4-1 to the Winnipeg Jets.

The Rangers have been winning at home in recent games but allowed 3.1 goals against them in their previous three and might suffer a second defeat here following their first loss in seven last time out.  

Big NHL odds are there to be bet on and win or lose we like the value on Scheifele here so let’s hope he can do us a favor at the Garden tonight.  

NHL Pick: Mark Scheifele - Anytime Goalscorer (+190) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 

Monday, February 20, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at PPG Paints Arena 

Jake Guentzel (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Anytime Goalscorer  

  • Goals Scored: 23 
  • Goals Assisted: 27 
  • Shots Per Game: 3.0 

The Pittsburgh Penguins second highest scorer Jake Guentzel can find the back of the net tonight against a NY Islanders team that allows the 5th most amount of shots against them per game in the entire NHL.  

The 28-year-old has failed to score in any of his two games against the Islanders this season, he also has the poorest scoring record when facing a team in his own division with just 2 goals scored from 14 games played.  

All this said we are looking to buck some of these trends, Guentzel faced the Islanders only three days ago and scored no goals and registered zero shots for just the 4th time in 51 games this season.  

We believe he will have figured out the Islanders in the previous game and can hopefully come into this game looking for some revenge having not been productive in two games against the Islanders, although he did pick up one assist, he only registered one shot in two games, far from his average of three.  

NHL Pick: Jake Guentzel - Anytime Goalscorer (+155) at BetOnline    

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