This is a fantastic way to start the second half of the season. Three games featuring at least one current playoff team with some favorable matchups. Let’s look at some players that can impact these games. Here are our top NHL player prop bet picks for today. Below is a closer look at Lightning vs. Penguins.
Also, take a look at our other best bets for Thursday:
Thursday’s Best NHL Player Prop Bets: Lightning vs. Penguins
(Odds courtesy of DraftKings)
Nikita Kucherov OVER 1.5 Points vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (+110)
The Eastern Conference has a lot of great teams, but it’s tough not to love Tampa Bay, who have made it to three straight Stanley Cup finals. The Lightning’s offense runs deep, leading with Brayden Point’s 37 goals, Nikita Kucherov being second in the league with 63 assists, and the team has four players with 20 or more goals.
They’ll face off against the Penguins, who have had their number by beating them twice with a combined score of 113-5. Kucherov has been involved in both games, grabbing two points in each. As great as the Pittsburgh offense is, they have a below-average defense, and I like Kucherov to have another multi-point night.
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