This series is tied as it heads to St. Louis. Even though the first two games were lower scoring than many expected, there were still plenty of options to cash in on player props. This betting guide will offer some insight into the trends from the first two contests as the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues move to Game 3.
Jordan Kyrou Assists (Over 0.5, +180)
Jordan Kyrou doesn’t have an assist through the first two games of this series, and he only has one assist the entire postseason. This is still a prime spot for him to pick up his first helper of the second round and get some great value along the way (+180).
Kyrou started to draw more attention after his goal in Game 2, and he torches the Avalanche when they give his teammates space. In the three regular-season games between the teams, Kyrou piled up six assists. He’s been a great goal scorer during the playoffs, but the odds for him to pick up an assist are too good to ignore with his history against the Avs.
Ryan O’Reilly Points (Over 0.5, -145)
If you haven’t been playing Ryan O’Reilly’s player props during this postseason, you’ve missed out on a lot of winnings. O’Reilly has scored a point in all but one of his eight playoff games this season and has put this prop bet to bed in the first period of each game against St. Louis.
O’Reilly has also been fantastic against his former team since he was traded away before the 2015-16 season. For his career, O’Reilly has 29 points against Colorado—his fifth-most against any team despite playing the first six years of his career with the Avalanche. He also had three goals and an assist in two regular-season games against the Avs. Expect that to continue in Game 3.
Cale Makar Assists (Over 0.5, -120)
After racking up 10 points in the first-round series against the Nashville Predators, Cale Makar has yet to get his name on the scoresheet in the second round. The Blues have been very good at limiting his space, but Makar hasn’t gone three games in a row without a point since his rookie season, and even then it only happened twice.
Makar had a pair of assists in the three games against the Blues in the regular season and has been sharp against them his whole career. In 14 career games against St. Louis, he’s picked up 12 assists, his most against a single opponent. The lid is going to come off for Makar sooner or later, and with his odds taking a dip, this is a good spot to play him to notch at least one helper (-120)
Odds via FanDuel
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