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This Thursday night in the NHL is said to be a Thursday night in the NHL is set to bring multiple different kinds of games of great value to the sports betting industry. There are likely going to be significant blowouts that could be huge for player props to bet on. There are also going to be several games where some of the worst defenses in the league get on the ice. Tonight’s games will be a chance for casual NHL fans and sports bettors to potentially earn winnings through sportsbooks on player props.
Here are our favorite NHL player prop picks for Thursday.
One of the biggest games of the night is going to be an Eastern Conference battle between the Philadelphia Flyers visiting the Detroit Red Wings. The Flyers and the Red Wings have already had two unique games that have gone between either high-scoring or something incredibly low-scoring.
Among the seven players for Philadelphia that accounted for two points in the two-game series versus Detroit, forward Joel Farabee has been among the most aggressive passers in the series.
It also helps with this bet that the Red Wings possess one of the least efficient defenses in the league. Detroit's defense averages 3.52 goals per game, 24th in the league. They have been around that range since the start of the season. This game should be a great opportunity for players like Farabee to help get the Flyers on the board and a game where they need to survive a shootout.
One of the final games tonight is expected to be a blowout as the Edmonton Oilers host the Chicago Blackhawks. The Oilers have remained as one of the top offenses in the league while Chicago still possesses a poor and inefficient defense.
This is a game that will have potentially big numbers for star players such as forward Evander Kane. He has accounted for a goal or an assist, and three of the last five games played for Edmonton, with a total of five points.
Kane has accounted for a goal or assist during that time against some of the worst defenses in the league. He accounted for points against the defense of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Seattle Kraken, who used to have one of the worst defenses in the league before the start of the new year. This game should be an easy opportunity for Kane to continue his solid streak of production with the Oilers.
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