Premier Lacrosse League Odds, Prop Bets & Picks: 5 Ways to Bet Week 7
BALTIMORE, MD – JUNE 26: Waterdogs attack Kieran McArdle (6) watches the play happening on the other end of the field during a game between the Waterdogs and Archers on June 26, 2021 at Homewood Field in Baltimore, MD. (Photo by John McCreary/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
- The All-Star Break has concluded, and it's time for week seven of the Premier League Lacrosse season.
- There are four games this weekend, and Hutton Jackson has found actionable angles on each one.
- Keep reading to find out the best lacrosse bets for this weekend.
Following the All-Star Break, the Premier Lacrosse League returns to action with four games in Fairfield, Connecticut. For the first time this season, bettors will have the opportunity to bet on not only player point props, but goalie save props as well. Let’s take a look at the four-game slate and which of BetMGM‘s PLL player props are worth a wager.
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Atlas (-2.5) vs. Redwoods
|Time||Saturday, 5 p.m. ET|
Odds via BetMGM.
The Atlas take on the Redwoods for the second time this season after winning 17-11 in week one. The last time these teams faced, Jeff Teat led the way with seven points and his teammate Bryan Costabile had three points.
Neither player has been able to replicate that production since, although they’ve faced arguably tougher defenses in the games that followed. The Atlas will also be without MVP candidate Trevor Baptiste, whose success at the stripe has led to Atlas dominating the possession battle all season. Despite potentially less possessions this week, BetMGM’s player props for both Teat and Costabile are more advantageous than they have been in previous weeks.
Teat’s points prop on BetMGM is 3.5 (-130), which is the lowest it has been since before the season started. To emphasize the valuable line, DraftKings currently has Teat’s points prop listed at 4.5 points. While Teat has failed to hit over 3.5 points in his past three games, he had the unfortunate opportunity of playing the top three defenses in the league.
This week, he’ll face a Redwoods defense that is allowing the league’s highest shooting percentage (35.7%). Teat has been shooting 43.8% through five games and his value lies in being the main initiator of the Atlas offense. Whether it’s goals or assists, Teat has the ability to put up points and the Redwoods will have their hands full. At -130, the price to bet on a big game from Teat is too good to pass on.
As for Costabile, while he has struggled to shoot efficiently, his prop of 1.5 is more than attainable, especially given his ability to shoot from beyond the arc. Through five games, Costabile has averaged just 1.6 points, but his shooting percentage has been lower than expected and he’ll have a favorable matchup against a weak Redwoods shorts-stick defensive midfielder group. He’s also averaged 2.67 points through three games when facing a Redwoods defense that has remained largely unchanged through three seasons. At -130, it’s worth betting on Costabile to go over 1.5 points.
Picks: Jeff Teat Over 3.5 Points, Bryan Costabile Over 1.5 Points
Whipsnakes (-1.5) vs. Chaos
|Time||Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET|
Odds via BetMGM.
The Whipsnakes and Chaos have had very different starts to the season and are facing off for the second time in 2022. The Whipsnakes are coming off their first loss of the season, while Chaos recently secured their first win. One constant in the Whipsnakes-Chaos rivalry has been Blaze Riorden. He is coming off a 20-save performance in week five and his saves prop is currently 13.5 on BetMGM.
Since the PLL began in 2019, the three-time Goaltender of the Year and 2022 MVP has averaged 15.87 saves per game and posted 14 or more saves in more than 77% of his games. Against the Whipsnakes, Riorden has averaged more than 16 saves per game through eight games and has failed to record 14 saves just once. That lone game occurred earlier this season when he posted 13 saves.
Riorden should also have plenty of opportunities to make saves while facing a Whipsnakes offense that has taken the second most shots this season, but has also posted the second-lowest shooting percentage in the league. While Riorden’s saves prop may be high for many other goalies, it is still too low for the reigning MVP. Take the over on Riorden’s saves at 13.5.
Pick: Blaze Riorden Over 13.5 Saves
Archers (-2.5) vs. Cannons
|Time||Sunday, 2 p.m. ET|
Odds via BetMGM.
The previous Cannons-Archers game featured the most lopsided score of the season, with Archers securing a 20-9 victory despite the Cannons winning 66% of the faceoffs. Nick Marrocco, who has kept Cannons in most of their games, made only 11 saves and put up a dismal 37% save percentage.
Marrocco’s save prop sits at 15.5, which is two saves higher than the next closest goalie. He’s shown he can surpass this number as he’s put up 16 or more saves in two games this season and in seven times over his PLL career. That being said, this number is too high, even for Marrocco. This week, Marrocco will face the most efficient offense in the league as the Archers score on 34.6% of their shots and on 42.8% of their possessions.
Furthermore, the one advantage the Cannons may have at the faceoff stripe could also hurt his chances at hitting over this number. If Cannons win the possession battle, that could mean less total shots for the Archers and less opportunities for Marrocco to stop their high-powered offense. At -115, taking the under on Marrocco’s saves total is the move
Pick: Nick Marrocco Under 15.5 Saves
Chrome (-1.5) vs. Waterdogs
|Time||Sunday, 4:30 p.m. ET|
Odds via BetMGM.
Chrome and Waterdogs face off for the second time this season after Chrome won 17-14 in week three. Despite finishing on the losing end, the Waterdogs put up 14 points and shot 34%, which is their highest rate of the season.
Leading the charge was PLL All-Star snub Kieran McArdle, who shot 60% and recorded a season-high seven points. Since his breakout game, McArdle has taken a larger role in the offense and put up at least three points in the two games that followed. He’s also shooting more, averaging more than seven shots per game in his past three starts.
Additionally, the Waterdogs have put up a league high 213 shots and are converting on 38% of their possessions. While another seven-point game may be a lot to expect out of McArdle, another three-point game is easily attainable for the lefty attackman whose points prop is currently 2.5 on BetMGM.
Pick: Kieran McArdle Over 2.5 Points