NHL Player Props March 7: Penguin’s Sidney Crosby Value for Points Against Lowly Blue Jackets

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Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins faces off during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 02, 2023. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

NHL Pick: Sidney Crosby Over 1.5 Points (+140) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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Picks Summary:  

  • Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) – Over 1.5 Points (+140)  
  • Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning) – Anytime Goalscorer (+145) 
  • Brock Nelson (New York Islanders) – Over 2.5 Shots (+110) 

With 10 games taking place in the NHL today we are targeting three plus money picks for today’s player props.

Firstly we take a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins’ top points scorer Sidney Crosby to get on the scoreboard.  

Elsewhere there’s value to be found in Nikita Kucherov finding the back of the net against the Philadelphia Flyers and Brock Nelson looks to get his shooting gloves back on at plus money.  

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at PPG Paints Arena  

Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) 

 Over/Under Points  

  • Goals Scored: 27 
  • Goals Assisted: 46 
  • Shots Per Game: 2.90 

Sid “the kid” Crosby has been the Pittsburgh Penguins’ top scorer this season with 73 points after 63 games played, not bad for a 35-year-old.  

Crosby has been strong on home ice this season scoring 37 points in 29 games played and even comes alive during a Tuesday game where he has scored 17 points in 12 games.  

Crosby has scored two and three points in his previous two games against the Blue Jackets and given the fact Columbus allows the league’s 4th most amount of goals per game at 3.68 we fancy his chances of scoring multiple points yet again today.  

It’s also worth noting Crosby failed to score a point last time out on the ice, for just the 7th time in 27 games since the start of 2023. Only once in those 27 games did he fail to score in back-to-back games.  

NHL Pick: Sidney Crosby – Over 1.5 Points (+140) at Heritage Sports 

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Amalie Arena 

Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning)  

Anytime Goalscorer  

  • Goals Scored: 23 
  • Goals Assisted: 65 
  • Shots Per Game: 3.34 

The Russian Rifle Nikita Kucherov has been inconstant when it comes to scoring goals this season but as we can see from his assist stats, he has been a solid playmaker this season and sits top of the Lightnings charts with the most points scored thus far having had 88 points in 63 games played.  

We are prepared to take the (+145) on offer for Kucherov to get back on the scoreboard after having previously gone three games without a goal.  

Kucherov might be only averaging one goal roughly every three games but he has taken the most shots on net this season for Tampa Bay and his opponents tonight are very vulnerable on the road having lost 7-0 last time out and have allowed 5 goals per game in their previous five road games.  

NHL Pick: Nikita Kucherov – Anytime Goalscorer (+145) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Islanders  

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 – 07:30 PM EST at UBS Arena  

Brock Nelson (New York Islanders) 

Over/Under Shots  

  • Goals Scored: 27 
  • Goals Assisted: 34 
  • Shots Per Game: 2.84 

The NY Islanders come into this game without their highest shot-taker per game in Mathew Barzal.

However, the player with the most shots on net for the team is available to bet at (+110) to see over 2.5 shots in this home NHL matchup.  

Brock Nelson has been shocking in front of the net lately having had 1/2/0/1 shots in his previous four NHL games. With that being said, more shooting responsibility should fall his way tonight and opponents Buffalo Sabres are not only on a back-to-back. but also allow the 8th most amount of shots against this season.  

To aid our chances even further Nelson has averaged 3.24 shots per game on his home soil this season and the last time he faced the Sabres, he managed four shots in total as well.  

NHL Pick: Brock Nelson – Over 2.5 Shots (+110) at BetOnline  

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