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McDavid is changing the narrative in Game 7s galore


Those are the two best words in professional sports: Game Seven.

Today we will have three in the Stanley Cup Playoffs involving two Canadian teams.

The Leafs host the Tampa Bay Lightning. Toronto is trying to win its first playoff series in 18 years. In the meantime, the Oilers entertain the Kings. Edmonton is looking to qualify for Round 2 for the first time since 2017.

Elsewhere, Boston is in Carolina. The home team has won every game in this series.

Now that you’re caught up, let’s get to some prop bets:

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PROP #1: Auston Matthews Anytime Goal (+115)

Everyone knows what’s at stake for the Maple Leafs tonight. Regardless of all the noise, Matthews is playing on a different level right now. He has scored in consecutive games and has four of six in the series. Simply put, it’s never a bad idea to take a flyer out of a Matthews lens at all times. The guy scores in his sleep; tonight is his night.

PROP #2: Connor McDavid Over 1.5 points (-130)

In that sense, McDavid is another generational talent trying to change the stigma and narrative surrounding his team. Not for nothing, but the 25-year-old did his part then against Los Angeles. He has 12 points in six games; five of the six were multipoint efforts. He’s pretty good at hockey.

PROP #3: Evander Kane Over 3.5 SOG (-115) | William Nylander Over 2.5 SOG (-140)

Both players shot the puck a ton, especially Kane. The power forward has seven goals on 29 shots in six games. Meanwhile, Nylander has three of 19. Kane has covered the 3.5 count in four of six, Nylander has cleared in every game but the last. If you’re feeling frisky, you might also want to get into the goal prop market.

McDavid is changing the narrative in Game 7s galore

PROP #4: Patrice Bergeron More than 0.5 assists (+175)

Obviously, I feel the big player, the scenario of a big moment today. There’s not much more to say about Bergeron, this guy is as eye-catching as they come. Plus, the veteran center has been kept off the scoresheet in back-to-back games, so you know he needs to score at least one point. On top of all that, there’s all that free agent after season storyline persists. Conclusion: bet on Bergeron.

Betting odds quoted above via the Bet365 Sportsbook as of Saturday afternoon.


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