Jeff’s Friday Night NHL Best Bet Prop Play | 3-22-24


Nathan MacKinnon’s recent NHL tear makes betting on him to surpass 1.5 points against Columbus a move sharper than a skateblade.

Betting on Nathan KacKinnon OVER 1.5 points

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Let’s talk about a hockey phenomenon that’s been lighting up the ice with the kind of electrifying gameplay that turns casual observers into diehard fans overnight. I’m talking about Nathan MacKinnon, the Colorado Avalanche’s dynamo, whose point-scoring prowess has been nothing short of spectacular. For those of you circling matchups on your betting calendars, the upcoming game against Columbus presents a golden opportunity, and here’s why hitting the over on MacKinnon’s 1.5-point line looks like a smart play.

First, the numbers don’t lie, and MacKinnon’s stats scream, “Bet on me.” Over his past ten games, he’s gone over 1.5 points seven times. MacKinnon has gone over a staggering 70% of his last 20 home games. In sports betting, trends like these are like finding a map to buried treasure. MacKinnon has a way of turning the ice into his personal point buffet, especially in front of the home crowd, where he’s averaging an insane 2.22 points this season. That’s right, when MacKinnon laces up at home, it’s less a question of if he’ll score and more about how many times he’ll make the NHL  highlight reel.

Beyond the NHL Stats

MacKinnon’s impressive NHL stats only tell part of the story. We need to examine the matchup to fully understand why the over on 1.5 points is an attractive bet. The Columbus Blue Jackets are coming into this game with poor statistics, making them vulnerable to a player of MacKinnon’s caliber. They rank 31st in shots against and 23rd in penalty kill percentage, indicating a team that’s been too generous on defense. Additionally, their -48 goal differential suggests they will likely struggle against MacKinnon’s abilities. They are giving MacKinnon a free pass to do what he does best. Moreover, the Blue Jackets have a poor record of 3-8 when playing with two days of rest.

Let’s bring it home with some betting wisdom for the skeptics. Betting on player performance, especially someone as dynamic as MacKinnon, isn’t just about playing the odds; it’s about understanding momentum. And right now, Nathan MacKinnon is a freight train barreling down the tracks. He’s not just playing hockey; he’s redefining what it means to be a dominant force on the ice. Sure, he’s had a couple of games in the last five where he dipped below the 1.5 mark. However, that’s just the ebb and flow of a long season. The bigger picture—and his insane 2.1 points average over the last ten games—tells us that betting on MacKinnon to go over is not just a good bet; it’s as close to a no-brainer as you get in the unpredictable world of sports. I think he breaks out tonight with Nathan coming off two straight-sub-par NHL performances!

My NHL Selection

 Nathan MacKinnon Over 1.5 points (-125)

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