The best player props for the Game 4 matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and the Colorado Avalanche as the series could close out tonight.
J.T. Compher – Anytime Goal-Scorer (+280)
J.T. Compher has really stepped up his game as the Avalanche have gotten deeper into the playoffs. He also scored the game-winning goal in Game 3 in the third period after being elevated to the second line with Nazem Kadri out. Compher will once again be tasked with centering the second line as Kadri has been ruled out for the series.
Compher had 18 goals during the regular season and didn’t score a goal until Game 6 of Round 2. So in the past four games, he’s totaled five goals, with two goals in two of the games. With his elevation in the lineup and his shots seeming to go in, look for him to add to that goal total at good value for how he’s been playing.
Nathan MacKinnon – Anytime Goal-Scorer (+135) & Shots (Over 4.5, -133)
Nathan MacKinnon has scored 10 goals in 13 games in the playoffs while scoring in the first two games of the series with the Oilers. In Game 3, he was a plus-4 but only tallied an assist. That is rare as he generally drives the offence. Look for him to continue scoring in Game 4 as he and his team look to close out the Oilers. A prop that goes hand in hand with goals is shots, and that is why he should be expected to get as many pucks on net as possible. Plus, Mike Smith has been known to allow weak goals, so any puck on net has a chance. MacKinnon has registered five or more shots in eight of the 13 playoff games and two of the three games in this series.
Connor McDavid – Anytime Goal-Scorer (+100) & Assists (Under 1.5, -189)
Connor McDavid continues to step up and we should expect no less from Game 4. He scored the game-winning goal in Round 2 in overtime to seal that series while scoring a clutch third-period goal in Game 7 of Round 1 to put that series away. He has scored nine goals in 15 games while scoring two in three games this series. His goal in Game 3 didn’t take long, scoring just 38 seconds into the game.
As for the assists, it may be risky to take the under, but the Avalanche have been tough to beat and McDavid has registered just two assists in three games in Round 3, both coming in Game 1. The series has tightened up and he has just one goal in the past two games. He has also scored in each of the series-clinching games while recording just one assist. McDavid tends to take over and feel like he has to do it himself in do-or-die situations, and he has delivered.
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