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NHL PrizePicks Player Props for Oilers vs. Avalanche: Value on Connor McDavid, Zach Hyman, More (June 2)

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Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images. Pictured: Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid.

Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals is set for Thursday, as the Colorado Avalanche host the Edmonton Oilers at 8 p.m. ET following Tuesday’s 8-6 win. With only one NHL game on the slate, there are still some great player props to attack.

Below are my five best PrizePicks props for the slate. For those unfamiliar with PrizePicks flex plays, correctly predicting 5-of-5 props registers a 10x payout, 4-of-5 registers a 2x payout and 3-of-5 registers a 0.4x payout.

You can also take these plays and do smaller parlays with just two or three props for lower payouts.


What is PrizePicks? A daily fantasy operator — meaning they’re available in more states (31) than sports betting is! — PrizePicks offers a unique opportunity for action on player props in which you parlay two or more plays together.


NHL PrizePicks Player Props

Connor McDavid — Over 0.5 Goals

After successfully hitting this prop on Tuesday, I am going back to the well again. Continuing his historic playoff run, McDavid has now registered at least one goal in seven of his last nine games and should have a good opportunity to keep it going against a Colorado team that allowed six goals in Game 1.

There still has been no confirmation on who will get the start in net for Colorado, as starting goaltender Darcy Kuemper left Game 1 with an upper-body injury. Regardless of who starts, the Oilers’ offense should continue to light the lamp as they scored three goals on both Kuemper and Francouz in the opener.

I would not play this total if It jumps up to one.

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Tyson Barrie — Under 2 Shots on Goal

This is another prop I took on Tuesday I am running back once again. While this prop pushed in Game 1, I think It is worth another stab as Barrie continues to fail to get over this total.

Barrie has now registered two or fewer shots on goal in five of his last six playoff games and should continue to be a good fade candidate. The Brett Kulak/Barrie defense pairing ranks last on Edmonton in shot attempts for per 60 minutes.

I would not play this number if it drops down to 1.5.

Evan Bouchard — Over 2 Shots on Goal

While I am fading one Edmonton defenseman for Shots on Goal, I am backing another in Evan Bouchard. Reaching at least two shots on goal in five of his last six games (83%), Bouchard should be a good candidate to at least reach this number as he continues to be one of Edmonton’s best offensive defenseman.

In Game 1, Bouchard led all Oilers’ defensemen in 5-on-5 expected-goals percentage. Throughout the entire postseason, Bouchard ranks second amongst Oilers’ defensemen in 5-on-5 per 60 minutes and first in shot attempts.

I would not play this total it jumps to 2.5.

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Zach Hyman — Over 3.5 Shots on Goal

The last Edmonton player I am backing in the Shots on Goal department is forward Zach Hyman. Hyman has been on an absolute tear this postseason as he has scored in six consecutive games and has gone over this shot total in four of them.

Coach Jay Woodcroft continues to blend his top six forwards as Hyman spends about half of his ice time skating alongside Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Obviously, playing alongside two of the best players in the world has led to great success for Hyman and I expect that continue moving forward as those two guys put the puck on a platter for anyone they skate with.

I would play this number up to 4.

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J.T. Compher — Over 3.5 Faceoffs Won

This play is more of a backing of Compher’s whole game than anything else, though he has also been great in the faceoff circle. The Colorado winger has started to earn more recognition for himself over the two games as he has registered two goals in each.

With his continued success, we should expect coach Jared Bednar to throw Compher out there more often. Aside from his goal scoring, Compher has been great in the faceoff circle as he ranks second on the Avalanche in faceoff win percentage in the playoffs and went over this total in Game 1 of this series.

I would not play this total at anything higher than 3.5.

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