Last year I became increasingly infatuated with power play data in the NHL. From studying which teams were allowing the most power plays to which players were most involved when skating a man up, it’s an important piece of the puzzle if you’re betting NHL props.
It makes sense. Shots on goal can come in a hurry when a team has themselves a power play, and circling a matchup with penalties galore can help you find the right player to bet on that night.
It’s not just shots, of course; it can also raise your confidence level in a player to score a goal or record a point.
For tonight’s play, we’re focusing on a very specific type of prop: power play points. My identified spot could easily become a good bet for you to just bet on his shots on goal, to score a goal, or record a point. I prefer the +215 odds we get on his involvement directly coming on a power play.