With a win on home ice in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final, the Tampa Bay Lightning can advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the third consecutive season.
Back on Thursday night, Tampa grabbed a 3-2 series lead with a 3-1 victory. If the New York Rangers can pull it off Saturday, Game 7 would be Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
With all that in mind, here are some prop bets to consider:
PROP #1: Nikita Kucherov Over 0. 5 Assists (-150)
Considering what’s at stake, it wouldn’t be shocking in the slightest to see a signature Kucherov post-season performance. The 28-year-old has registered four assists in the series and is up to 15 in 16 total playoff games. Once again, the particular forward is firmly entrenched in the Conn Smythe conversation for the Lightning.
BRACE #2: Anthony Cirelli More than 1 . 5 SOG (-150)
Primarily known for his defensive acumen and playmaking abilities, Cirelli has been trigger-happy in recent outings. Over the past six games, the 24-year-old has racked up a total of 19 shots on goal, good for an average of 3. 2 per game. Cirelli has cleared the 1 . 5 number in three straight and five of six.
PROP #3: Mika Zibanejad Over 2 . 5 SOG (-150)
If the Rangers have any shot of forcing seventh heaven, Zibanejad will have to be much more noticeable than he was in Game 5. Not only did the 29-year-old fail to register a point, but he managed to muster just one shot upon goal. Despite that, the forward still leads all Ranger skaters in the series with 20 shots on goal averaging four per game. It’s time to step up.
PROP #4: Adam Fox Over 0. 5 Assists (-130)
Along those lines, Fox, the 2021 Norris Trophy winner, also needs to be a difference-maker for the Rangers tonight. The 24-year-old has five helpers in the series and is as much as 18 in 19 complete playoff games. Furthermore, the star blue-liner has been held pointless in back-to-back games for just the second time this post-season. In fact , Fox has notched at least a point in all but four of New York’s playoff games. Translation: He’s due.
Betting odds listed above via the Bet365 Sportsbook as of Saturday afternoon.
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