With four games on tap it should be another exciting night of Stanley Cup playoff action. All four series are tied at 2-2. As always, there is a ton on the prop betting market to watch. Let’s dive
Brad Marchand over 0.5 Power Play points +135
The Carolina Hurricanes were the second most penalized team during the regular season, but were unreliable when a player was down, eliminating 88% of their penalties. So far in their series with Boston, Carolina has been undisciplined, but now they are burning for it. The Bruins have scored five goals on 22 power play occasions. Marchand is the straw that stirs the drink for Boston on the power play, giving the team a man advantage with five points. Hopefully this trend continues tonight.
John Tavares over 0.5 goals +240
It has been a struggle for Tavares as the Lightning completely shut down the Maple Leafs captain, limiting him to just two assists in four games. That being said, Tavares has seen his looks. He has just seven shots in the series, but all of those classified as high-threat scoring opportunities really lead to the Maple Leafs. He has also been scoring quite a few runs on the top power play unit, which has seen 18 chances so far. Back home with the last change, Tavares must find some plum matchups that will hopefully help him get the monkey off his back.
Justin Faulk +300 over 0.5 Power Play Points
The Blues could be without four regular defenders tonight due to injury, which means Faulk is going to get as many runs as humanly possible. Without defenseman Torey Krug in Game 4, Faulk played for more than 31 minutes in St. Louis’ regulation win over Minnesota. This is a great power play matchup for the blues. The Wild has allowed five power play goals on 18 occasions in the series. If St. Louis succeeds with the man’s advantage, it must be Faulk’s hand.
Evander Kane -115 over 3.5 shots
Kane has been a shot machine for Edmonton in the playoffs. He leads the team in shot attempts with 36 and shot on goal with 23. I guess that’s what happens when you play with a guy like Conor McDavid that can open up a lot of room for operations. The Oilers are back home for Game 5 which will allow Edmonton to play a matchup game and make it even more rewarding for Kane. It seems like a no brainer.