Freedman: Blues-Sharks Game 6 NHL Player Props I’m Betting

May 21, 2019 03:35 PM EDT

Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Oskar Sundqvist

  • Matthew Freedman continues his series featuring his favorite prop bets for each day of 2019.
  • On Tuesday, he highlights the NHL player props he likes in Game 6 of the Blues-Sharks series.

Each day, I publish 1-2 pieces on props I like. See my master list of 2019 prop bets for more information.

In this piece, I highlight my favorite NHL player props for Game 6 of the St. Louis Blues-San Jose Sharks series. NOTE: I might update this piece as the market develops.

Early in 2019, I wasn’t sharp on hockey: That’s reflected in my year-to-date NHL record below. But in the postseason I’ve had success.

Since I started making my own projections and publishing postseason NHL prop articles, I’m 55-29-2 (+21.78).

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2019 Year-to-Date Record

819-606-43, +128.71 Units

  • NFL: 21-13-0, +11.72 Units
  • NBA: 399-296-7, +50.79 Units
  • NHL: 121-109-9, +14.21 Units
  • MLB: 49-54-13, -10.19 Units
  • Golf: 9-12-2, -0.70 Units
  • NASCAR: 11-17-0, -5.77 Units
  • NCAAB: 125-70-12, +38.82 Units
  • NCAAF: 0-1-0, -1.00 Units
  • Exotic: 79-34-0, +28.50 Units
  • Horse Racing: 4-0-0, +2.19 Units

San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues Betting Odds

  • Sharks: +140
  • Blues: -160
  • Over: 5.5 (+100)
  • Under: 5.5 (-120)
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

San Jose Sharks Player Props

Sharks C Logan Couture: Under 3.0 Shots on Goal (-115)

In the playoffs, Couture has been aggressive with a team-high 3.32 shots per game, and for the series he has 3.4 shots per game. But in the regular season he averaged just 2.52 per game, and I’m expecting some regression toward the mean.

Plus, the Blues are a diligent defensive team. In the regular season, they held opponents to 28.6 shots on goal per game, and in the playoffs, that number has decreased to 28.5. The Blues are one of the best teams in the league at limiting shots.

This could easily end in a push, but I have Couture projected for 2.40 shots and would bet the under to -155.

Sharks RW Gustav Nyquist: Under 2.0 Shots on Goal (-105)

Playing on the first line with Couture and Timo Meier, the recently acquired Nyquist — he joined the team via a midseason trade — is less of a shooter and more of a facilitator.

In his 38 games with the team, Nyquist has averaged just 1.66 shots per game, and in the postseason, he’s managed only 1.16.

He had three shots in Game 5, but in Games 1-4 he had just two shots in total.

I have him projected for 1.39 shots and would bet the under to -160.