The player “points” statistic includes both goals and assists in hockey. They’re both worth one point.
Example: Player finishes with 0 goals, 1 assist. That’s 1 point. 1 goal, 0 assists? Also 1 point.
Up to 3 points can be awarded on each goal (1 goal and up to 2 assists). Which means we have 3 chances to cash a points prop for each goal scored (assuming the players we choose are on the ice when they happen, which isn’t always the case, since players constantly rotate).
Target the right players in the right matchups (usually those with high game totals), and it can be a profitable (and very fun) betting market to attack.
As a general rule, this strategy works best when there are plenty of games to pick through on the slate. Just easier to find value that way. It’s like hunting for Easter eggs. Unfortunately, we don’t have that luxury tonight, but I still decided to pull the trigger on a pair.
Here’s who I’m rolling with: