Freedman’s Favorite NHL Matchup (Jan. 29): David Pastrnak vs. Patrice Bergeron

Jan 29, 2019 05:45 PM EST

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) and David Pastrnak (88)

  • Matthew Freedman continues his series featuring one of his favorite prop bets for each day of 2019.
  • On Tuesday, he looks at the Bruins-Jets NHL game (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN+) and the head-to-head matchup between Boston winger David Pastrnak and center Patrice Bergeron.

Each day, I publish at least one quick-n’-dirty piece highlighting a favorite prop of mine.

For more information on my research process and the resources I use, see the master list of my 2019 prop bets.

2019 Year-to-Date Record

18-16-3, +9.23 Units

  • Golf: 2-3-1, -0.70 Units
  • NFL: 5-5-0, +6.83 Units
  • NBA: 6-5-0, +0.30 Units
  • NHL: 5-2-2, +3.80 Units
  • NCAAF: 0-1-0. -1.0 Units

Freedman’s Favorite NHL Matchup for Tuesday, Jan. 29: David Pastrnak vs. Patrice Bergeron

  • David Pastrnak: -145
  • Patrice Bergeron: +115

We have a great three-game NHL slate tonight that starts with a matchup between the Jets and Bruins (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN+).

Specifically, the head-to-head matchup between Boston teammates David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron looks exploitable.

The wing and center both play on the first forward and power-play lines, so there’s a good deal of correlation between them: There’s a high probability that this matchup will end with a push.