NHL Saturday props: Straight betting dominates the day

Hayes has an extremely solid floor of two shots, a number he has reached in seven straight games. I’d say that’s a great parry leg (-350 on FD), if you will. I love that he’s made it to 3+ simply because of the success he has against Ottawa.

He had four SOGs against them last week, scoring the sixth game in a row he finished with over 2.5 SOG against the Senators.

Reasonable shot odds are getting hard to come by, and I’m happy to load Hayes here at -110. The center also scored against the Senators last week, so we’ll add his goal to our day.

.5u: Hayes goal (+285 CZR)

.5u: Goal by Claude Giroux (+215 CZR)

It’s going to be a popular play today and I definitely want to join in the fun. Claude Giroux returns to Philadelphia today, a place he has called home for 15 seasons.

He played his old team last week in Ottawa and scored, and he’s had five goals in his last five games. In front of his former fans, you have to like Giroux to deliver a goal here.

Edmonton-Florida SGP Shot parlay (+400 CZR)

  • Matthew Tkachuk on 3.5 SOG
  • Sam Reinhart on 2.5 SOG
  • Sam Bennett on 2.5 SOG

It’s our only exception to the title that brought you here. Besides Sam Reinhart (-110), the others here have odds at -130 or worse, which puts them in betting territory. Instead of mixing and matching different combinations, the best course of action I see is to throw them all in one bet.

This option is available on Caesars, Bet365 and Fliff. If you don’t have any of these books, I recommend considering Tkachuk 5+ shots (+146 FD) and Reinhart straight.

Florida is averaging over 40 shots per home game as a team, and as you’d expect, all of the names above have made home shots in virtually every game.

Edmonton is allowing 36 shots per game on the road and the most power play opportunities per game. The Panthers should be able to get their usual volume this afternoon.

I placed a full unit on this trio.

I want a goalscorer in this match and I will go for Matthew Tkachuk who has just come out of suspension. He leads the Panthers in shot attempts and power-play shots, and should pick up where he left off. Reinhart and Bennett are also good options.

.5u: Goal by Tkachuk (+150 CZR)

Mika Zibanejad on 3.5 SOG (+105 DK)

It’s always a good idea to consider some power-play shooters when having the pleasure of facing Nashville. The Preds are allowing the 14th most power play opportunities per game this year at 3.57, which is good enough for me to consider them a target for PP shooters.

There’s no better power-play shooter right now than Mika Zibanejad, who had a league-high 28 shots with the man advantage.

Zibanejad is over 3.5 shots in four straight road games and had five SOGs in both games against Nashville last year. Love the spot and the odds, we will also add a goal bet for him.

.5u: Goal by Zibanejad (+160 CZR)

Trevor Zegras on 2.5 SOG (-110 DK)

I love this place for Trevor Zegras. He’ll face a Blackhawks team allowing 35.8 shots per game on the road, and Chicago offers the third-most power-play opportunities per game. They also allow the seventh most shots at the center position.

Zegras, the Ducks’ young center, is second on the team in PP shots and is coming off a six-goal game. He’s over 2.5 SOG in three of his last four home games and topped 2.5 shooting in all three meetings with Chicago last year.

0.5u: Goal by Zegras (+190 CZR)

Jonathan Toews on 2.5 SOG (+125 DK)

We stay in this game and take phenomenal chances on Jonathan Toews to get past three shots. First of all, they are the Ducks, the best team to target for shots in the NHL.

Anaheim allows the most shots per game to centers and the fifth-most power-play opportunities.

Toews leads Chicago in PP shots and has come alive over the past two games, making 11 shot attempts and eight SOG. He averaged 3.3 SOG/game in three games against the Ducks last year. No team allows more goals per game than Anaheim, and Toews has scored one in 50% of its games this season.

.5u: Goal by Toews (+240 CZR)

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