NHL Bets Today: Best NHL Player Prop Bets for Thursday, March 30th

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There are a 11 games on Thursday’s NHL schedule, but the card doesn’t offer many enticing sides or totals. There are a couple of player prop bets that I think are worth sharing, though. Here are today’s best NHL player prop bets.

 

Today’s NHL Player Prop Bets

Jake DeBrusk (Boston Bruins)

Boston played one of their worst games of the season on Tuesday when they lost 2-1 to the Nashville Predators, and while bettors should be concerned that the Bruins will look past weaker opponents down the stretch, the leadership group was adamant that playing down to opponents, like the Blue Jackets, is inexcusable. The Bruins will win the Presidents’ Trophy with a win on Thursday and secure home-ice advantage throughout the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Bettors should expect a solid effort from the league’s best team, but that’s reflected in the game line, as the Bruins are listed at -450, which implies that they will win more than 80 percent of the time.

There is one player that I handicap quite a bit differently than the market does, though, and that’s Bruins’ forward Jake DeBrusk. The 26-year-old ranks second on the team in shots per 60 minutes since returning from injury on February 18th and has registered at least three shots on goal in six of his last nine games. However, when you consider the opponent, DeBrusk is a lot more likely to go over 2.5 shots. The Blue Jackets are the third-worst team in shots against per 60 minutes. DeBrusk has registered 3.75 shots per game against the league’s bottom-10 teams in that category. He’s gone over 2.5 shots in 11 of 16 games against those teams and this prop should be priced closer to -160, not -135.

Bet: Jake DeBrusk Over 2.5 Shots on Goal -135

Jared McCann (Seattle Kraken)

Prior to March 1st, Kraken forward Jared McCann was generating 8.3 shots per 60 minutes. Since the beginning of the month, though, McCann has produced 13.2 shots (per 60) through 13 games and has registered at least four shots on goal in eight of those games thanks to a boost in ice time. The 26-year-old is playing alongside Matty Beniers and Jordan Eberle on the top line and he has seen his ice time jump from 15:34 per game to 18:32 per game since this month.

Anaheim is the worst team in the NHL in shots against and the Ducks allow a lot of shots from all forwards specifically. The Kraken are shooting the puck now more than they did earlier in the season and McCann ranks seventh in shots among forwards who have played at least 200 minutes in March. This prop should be priced around -110, not +110.

Bet: Jared McCann Over 3.5 Shots on Goal +110

All bets tracked via third part app Betstamp.

Today’s NHL Odds

  • Columbus Blue Jackets (+360) at Boston Bruins (-450)
  • Florida Panthers (-225) at Montreal Canadiens (+190)
  • Philadelphia Flyers (+130) at Ottawa Senators (-190)
  • New York Rangers (+115) at New Jersey Devils (-135)
  • Washington Capitals (+170) at Tampa Bay Lightning (-200)
  • Nashville Predators (+170) at Pittsburgh Penguins (-200)
  • Carolina Hurricanes (-215) at Detroit Red Wings (+185)
  • St. Louis Blues (-145) at Chicago Blackhawks (+125)
  • Los Angeles Kings (+140) at Edmonton Oilers (-165)
  • Anaheim Ducks (+270) at Seattle Kraken (-325)
  • Vegas Golden Knights (-165) at San Jose Sharks (+140)

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NHL Schedule Breakdown

The following table highlights tired spots and/or days’ rest.

Rest

Visitor

Home

Rest

4/6

STL

CHI

4/6

1

CBJ

BOS

4/6

4/6

LAK

EDM

3/4

0

FLA

MTL

3/4

2

ANA

SEA

2

1

NYR

NJD

2

1

PHI

OTT

2

4/6

NSH

PIT

1

4/6

CAR

DET

1

1

VGK

SJS

1

0

WSH

TBL

1