NHL Player Props for Thursday: Kaprizov Looking Good for Shots Against Blue Jackets

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Kirill Kaprizov #97 of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Washington Capitals on January 17, 2023. Patrick Smith/Getty Images /AFP.

NHL Prop Pick: Kirill Kaprizov Over 3.5 Shots (-130) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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We are looking to lay the juice with all three NHL player props tonight as we are targeting one player shot and two player points total in tonight’s Thursday night action for your NHL picks.

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Picks Summary

  • Kirill Kaprizov (Minnesota Wild) – Over 3.5 Shots (-130)
  • Mika Zibanejad (New York Rangers) – Over 0.5 Points (-200)
  • Trevor Zegras (Anaheim Ducks) – Over 0.5 Points (-125)

Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Nationwide Arena

Kirill Kaprizov (Minnesota Wild) - Shots Over

  • Goals Scored: 31
  • Goals Assisted: 34
  • Shots Per Game: 3.73

Following an “off night” in front of the net last time out when Kirill Kaprizov only registered one shot, we are betting him to bounce back on the road against this Columbus Blue Jackets team who allow the 3rd most amount of shots against per game in the entire NHL.

Take Kaprizov to see Over 3.5 shots at the NHL odds of -130. Although this will be his first time facing the Blue Jackets this season, he has been in good shooting form lately having seen 4+ game shots in 7 of his last 10 games.

Hitting Over 3.5 47% of the time this season is a long way off -130, as the odds should be +110, but given Kaprizov only had one shot last time out and facing a team this bad at defending against shots, it’s under-stable why the juice has to be laid, but don’t go below -130 odds, if they get below these odds, we advise looking at an alternative Over 4.5 shots for around +130 or better.

NHL Prop Pick: Kirill Kaprizov Over 3.5 Shots (-130) at BetOnline

New York Rangers vs. Detroit Red Wings

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 07:00 PM EST at Little Caesars Arena

Mika Zibanejad (New York Rangers) - Points Over

  • Goals Scored: 30
  • Goals Assisted: 30
  • Shots Per Game: 3.17

We don’t usually like to lay more than -140, maybe even -160/-170 if it's exceptional but we are going one better here and prepared to lay -200 on the New York Rangers 2nd highest points scorer to get on the scoreboard tonight. However, we do advise those of you who can find an alternative points line for Over 1.5 points to take that bet instead of a smaller stake at the best sportsbooks.

Zibanejad has not scored a point in his previous two games having gone six games in a row scoring at least a point, peaking in his last two when he scored 2 and 3 points in both games. Only twice since October the 27th did Zibanejad not score at least one game point for 2 or more games and has yet to go three games without a point since that date.

Zibanejad has been able to find the net in both games against Detroit this season, scoring once and twice, he is available to score tonight at +140.

NHL Prop Pick: Mika Zibanejad Over 0.5 Points (-200) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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Anaheim Ducks vs. Washington Capitals

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 07:00 PM EST at Capital One Arena

Trevor Zegras (Anaheim Ducks) - Points Over

  • Goals Scored: 19
  • Goals Assisted: 29
  • Shots Per Game: 2.89

Since the injury to Troy Terry, Trevor Zegras has really stepped up to the plate, having scored a point in 5 of those 7 games. The Washington Capitals' form has plummeted since the departure of Alex Ovechkin due to personal reasons; he is reportedly back tonight and if he was to start, we would advise taking him to score as the Ducks are the worst team in the league defensively.

Zegras has averaged one point per game when playing on a Thursday and since the departure of Terry, the Ducks have scored 9 goals, with Zegras involved in 5 of them. We believe the Ducks will get 2 or 3 goals here, Zegras is good value for one point with a -125 juice at the top California betting sites.

NHL Prop Pick: Trevor Zegras Over 0.5 Points (-125) at Heritage Sports

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