NHL Betting Guide: How goal props could help you win big on Cup Final

PJ Stock joined Sportsnet Central to talk about what the Canadiens will have to do to get a win against the Lightning in Game 2 and going forward in the series.

To tie this series at a game apiece, the Montreal Canadiens are going to need to fire a heck of a lot more than 19 shots at Andrei Vasilevskiy. They’re also going to need a little luck in the process.

It’s no easy strategy, but the more rubber sent on net in Game 2 (at both ends) could be a great thing for you. With that in mind, let’s talk goal props and how you could win big!

The Pinata Bet says Hola!

What is this guy talking about!? What do pinatas have to do with the Stanley Cup Final? Well, right now at Sports Interaction, their rare pinata bet is paying 46-1. You simply click it and hope for the best. It’s kind of like putting your loonie into the old hockey card machine. You might strike gold with a signed Pavel Bure rookie or strike out with a checklist or a Frank J. Zamboni card (don’t act like you never got it).

This bet could be considered a wild card, but if you look at these two team’s playoff scoring histories, the inconsistencies could be your friend here. The Habs have shown that they’re generally a lower scoring club, but with the Bolts making up for their lack of production on the board, you could be sitting pretty. Let’s investigate further.

Tampa Bay has a 44-per cent power play on home ice. The Bolts have five of the top six leading scorers in this post-season. They’ve also averaged 3.125 goals-per through their last eight. They’ve gone from four goals one game, eight another and five most recently. Your X-factor is that the Bolts have also scored 42 of their 63 playoff goals within the comfy confines of Amalie Arena.

In other words, a roll of the dice is a good thing for this bet, and it could pay nicely. Then, on top of that, it’s just a fun novelty prop that’s low risk with a potentially huge return.

Spread it around

Is the blind pinata leap of faith too much for you? No problem. If you want some better odds, like playing a game of roulette, you can spread it around at Bodog. Simply scroll down to the Correct Score odds and go nuts. You can pick any score with either team being victorious and there are some excellent bets to be had with some strong payouts as well.

Of course, for many, you want to have the numbers in-hand. The blind leap is too much for your senses and that’s okay. This a judgement-free zone, my friends. The good news for you, once again, is that any bet here is a strong one given the scoring history. We looked at Tampa’s post-season resumé a moment ago, so why don’t we further build your confidence with a check of Montreal’s numbers?

The Habs currently sport the best penalty kill in the game. Tampa cracked their mind-blowing streak late on Monday night, but their 91.8 per cent is still the best by a mile. This bodes well for a lower scoreboard. What also could bode well for that low board is that the Habs have hit the UNDER in six of their last eight when their opponent tallies five or more the game before. The Habs are also winless in their last seven in T-Bay and are only averaging 1.66 goals per through their three Game 2's thus far.

So, with all of that in mind, chucking some chips around (roulette reference again) could spread it around nicely and play the odds well on Wednesday night.

New Free Agency Props on the board

In recent articles, we’ve chatted NHL Awards props along with which coach will end up where. Now it’s time to talk dollars. On now, if you guide your way to the Futures menu, you can bet on which player will pull in the largest deal in free agency and which team will spend the most when the window opens on July 28.

So, if the Stanley Cup Final bets are too much for you to tackle, do not worry. There are still plenty of options out there that you can take your time with.

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