There are only four NHL games on Friday night but plenty of online betting opportunities in those games, including two player props.
The Ottawa Senators are 13th in the Eastern Conference and have lost two of their past three games, while the Columbus Blue Jackets are tenth in the East but have lost three in a row. The Washington Capitals have locked up the final playoff spot in the East and have won eight of their past 10 games compared to the lowly Arizona Coyotes who have lost eight straight games.
Evgeny Kuznetsov – Capitals
Prop: Over 0.5 Points (-225)
Evgeny Kuznetsov is second on the Capitals in scoring, with 24 goals and 77 points in 74 games. He’s averaging 1.04 points and 2.66 shots per game.
He’s facing the worst team in the league and one of the worst defenses. Arizona allows the third most goals against per game at 3.79 and in one outing against the Coyotes this season, Kuznetsov had two assists. Over his past five games, he has seven points.
Kuznetsov has been a roll down the stretch scoring 12 points in his past nine games so he should have no problem getting on the scoresheet Friday night.
Jakub Voracek – Blue Jackets
Prop: Over 0.5 Assists (-110)
Jakub Voracek has quietly put up 56 points in 74 games in Columbus. He’s second on the Blue Jackets with 0.76 points per game but is first in assists with 0.69. If Voracek gets on the board, it’s most likely going to be from a helper.
Both Columbus and Ottawa are not very good defensively, so this should be a wide-open back-and-forth game. The Senators allow the tenth most goals per game at 3.23 and in two contests against the Sens this season, Voracek has one assist. Over his past five games, he’d delivered five assists.
It seems quite likely that Voracek will continue that pace and pick up an assist against Ottawa tonight.