Brace yourselves for a super Sunday of Game 3s in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
All the action gets underway at 1:30 p.m. ET as the Battle of Florida resumes in Tampa. Unbelievably, the two-time defending Cup champs are looking to take a commanding 3-0 series lead on the Presidents’ Trophy winners.
Two hours later, the Rangers and Canes will drop the puck on Broadway. Like the Bolts, Carolina leads that series 2-0 following two tight victories on home ice.
Meantime, the night capper will feature another installment of the Battle of Alberta as the Oilers host the Flames. As advertised, this post-season showdown 31 years in the making has not disappointed. The two teams have combined to score 23 goals through two games.
Here are some prop bets to consider.
Prop No. 1: Connor McDavid Anytime Goal (+120) + Over 3.5 SOG (-175)
Simply put, we’re witnessing greatness. McDavid has 20 points in nine games, which includes five straight multi-efforts and a five-game goal streak. Additionally, he’s covered the 3.5 shots on goal number in five straight games too. It goes without saying but until further notice, you should be hammering any and all McDavid game props. He’s unconscious right now.
Prop No. 2: Johnny Gaudreau Over 3.5 SOG (+110)
Considering Gaudreau has cleared the 3.5 mark in four straight games, it’s tough to pass up on the plus-money value here. On top of that, the speedster has yet to score in the series, so you know he’ll continue shooting and gunning for that. In nine playoff games, the Flames winger has mustered 36 shots on goal for an average of four per contest. Take the plunge.
Prop No. 3: Aleksander Barkov Over 0.5 Assists (-120) + Over 3.5 SOG (+120)
For all intents and purposes, Florida’s season is on the line this afternoon. Across the board, they need more from their big boys. And that starts with the captain, who has been held pointless through the first two games of the series. Barkov, who averaged a point per game in Round 1, has six points in eight playoff games to date. Furthermore, the 26-year-old has cleared the 3.5 number in five of his past seven outings. Love me some plus-money value.
Prop No. 4: Adam Fox Over 0.5 Points (-150)
Similar to the Panthers, it’s put up or shut up time for the Rangers, who have scored just one goal through the first two games versus Carolina. Considering most of New York’s offence runs through Fox, especially on the power play, the 24-year-old needs to get going or they could be in some big-time trouble. Fox had 10 points in Round 1 against Boston, it’s been a much different tune so far against the Hurricanes.
Betting odds listed above via the Bet365 Sportsbook as of Sunday afternoon.