He’s pesty. Highly respected on and off the ice. Hated by fans. A great teammate. And loves playing against the Rangers. Yes — I’m describing Brad Marchand. He’s accumulated 19 assists in his last 16 matchups vs. the Blueshirts — an incredible 1.19/assist per game pace. It’s his highest vs. any opponent faced at least 10x since 2019.
Betting #63 in black and gold to record an assist is 8-2 in his last 10 visits to Madison Square Garden. This year’s Bruins are lighting the lamp 4.4x per game (most in NHL), mostly without Marchand in the lineup. Since returning from hip surgery, Brad’s already recorded 4 points in just 2 games.
Notably, this brings his career point total to 799. He’s one point away from the 800 milestone. Also of note — 56% of his career points came via assist. However, 3 of his 4 points so far in 2022 were achieved by scoring a goal. This leads me to believe he’s due for more assists soon. Layer on his matchup history and team’s current form, and I love this bet.
The Pick: Brad Marchand over 0.5 Assists (-104)