NHL Picks: Anytime Goalscorer Best Bets & Expert Predictions (Monday, May 20)

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Codie McLachlan/Getty Images. Pictured: Leon Draisaitl #29, Evan Bouchard #2, Connor McDavid #97, Zach Hyman #18 and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers

Check out Tony Sartori's NHL best bets with anytime goalscorer picks for Monday, May 20.

We have just one NHL game tonight as the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs concludes. I have two NHL anytime goalscorer picks for that lone matchup: Oilers vs. Canucks Game 7 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN & ESPN+).

Betting on NHL anytime goalscorers is simple enough: If your player scores a goal at any point in the game, your bet is a winner. MLB has its dingers; the NHL has its anytime goalscorers. And with both types of player props, the bets usually come with plus-money odds attached to them, so they're a favorite among all types of sports bettors.

Check out all of the analysis with my favorite anytime goalscorer predictions for tonight's NHL postseason action below.

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NHL Expert Picks – Anytime Goalscorers Best Bets

The team logos in the table below represent each of the matchups that our NHL betting staff is targeting from today's slate of games. Click on the team logos for any of the matchups below to navigate to a specific bet discussed in this article.

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Oilers vs. Canucks

Monday, May 20
9 p.m. ET
Zach Hyman (+110 at BetMGM)

Edmonton forward Zach Hyman leads the team in goals this postseason with 10, which is pretty remarkable when you consider that he has scored just once over the past five games of this series.

However, after failing to score in Games 2-5, he got the monkey off of the back in Game 6, and I think he is a good candidate to find the back of the net once again in Game 7.

Not only does Hyman lead the Oilers in goals this postseason, but he also leads the team in 5-on-5 goals. That is important to note because the refs have historically swallowed the whistles in Game 7s, and someone is going to have to commit an egregious or obvious penalty to send the other team to the power play in this outing.

Furthermore, goaltender Arturs Silovs has played well in this series (for the most part), but he has still been beatable. Silovs has allowed three or more goals in five of the first six games of this series, posting a fade-worthy .879 SV% and 3.47 GAA over that stretch.

Pick: Zach Hyman (+110 at BetMGM)

Oilers vs. Canucks

Monday, May 20
9 p.m. ET
J.T. Miller (+200 at FanDuel)

The second guy to target on Monday evening is Vancouver forward J.T. Miller.

Unfortunately, the Canucks will be without their leading goalscorer this postseason in Brock Boeser, who will miss Game 7 due to a blood clotting issue.

Missing that type of production means that the other stars, namely Miller, will have to step up in his absence. While Boeser has been the best pure goalscorer for Vancouver this postseason, Miller has been the best all-around forward, so he is more than capable of stepping up in terms of goalscoring as well.

Miller has also scored nine goals over the past 14 meetings between these two teams. This trend makes sense when you consider that goaltender Stuart Skinner has typically been the one in net for these meetings.

Yes, Skinner put together a solid performance against a light workload in his return to the crease in Game 6. However, this is still a guy who allowed three or more goals in each of his prior four starts.

Pick: J.T. Miller (+200 at FanDuel)

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