NHL Player Props: Odds & Best Bets for Thursday, Nov. 30

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Thursday brings us another busy day from the NHL with 16 games slated. If you’re looking for prop bets to consider, we have you covered with a simple selection that should help you increase your NHL winnings.

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NHL Player Props for Thursday, Nov. 30

Before you make your wagers, make sure to look at the NHL odds from the various sportsbooks to maximize your winnings. We have a detailed list of sports betting apps that usually have the best odds in the market.

Here are some of the NHL player props for you to consider from Thursday’s crowded action.

Cale Makar 

Cale Makar, the Avalanche’s defenseman, has been on a tear this season. So has his team. The Avalanche have a 15-6-0 record so far to lead the Central Division. They have won their last four games and seven of their previous eight games. One of the big playmakers has been Makar.

Makar leads the league in assists, with 26 so far, and plus/minus (20). In their previous game against the Lightning, Makar scored a power-play goal on three shots and also managed an assist. “From my point of view, I still think I can do a lot more,” Makar said. “A lot of effort by the other guys and I’m just kind of dishing it up.”

In 21 games so far this season, Makar has taken 51 shots at an average of well over 2.5 per game. That’s the key metric because Makar just has to make his season average to deliver you a return on your bet. Makar will also have the opportunity to break the all-time franchise record for assists in a single month when he plays on Thursday against the Coyotes. He has 20 assists in November and will require two more to break the record held by Peter Stastny for his 21 assists in Oct. 1983. Lots to look forward to then as the puck drops on Thursday.

Alex DeBrincat

The Red Wings have been in strong form this season, with an 11-7-3 record. Their recent form includes three wins in their last four games. In fact, a three-game winning streak was broken by the Rangers in a tight 3-2 defeat in their previous game.

Alex DeBrincat is a strong addition to your bet slip for Thursday with his impressive form. He has scored 12 goals this season, leading the Red Wings. However, this prop bet looks at points instead of goals or assists. In 21 games this season, DeBrincat has managed 20 points with eight assists. That is well above his career average, which includes 393 points in 471 games.

Let’s take a look at some more recent form. In the last two games, DeBrincat hardly contributed, but he managed at least one point in each of the preceding three games. DeBrincat will be relied on to get some offensive momentum and puck movement into the Red Wings. It is more likely than it is unlikely that DeBrincat will contribute with a point in this game as evidenced by the odds. If you’re looking for a safer selection, then DeBrincat is a perfect addition to your wager list for Thursday’s NHL action.

Matthew Tkachuk

It has been a tough season for Tkachuk so far, with just three goals, 15 assists, 18 points, and a plus/minus of -2. Those are not the numbers you would expect from a player of his ilk. However, there is one metric where Tkachuk is almost guaranteed to provide value in: shots.

In 22 games so far this season, he has taken 91 shots at an average of 4.136 per game. It is, therefore, not surprising that sportsbooks have changed the handicap to 3.5 shots instead of 2.5. In his career, he has 1542 shots in 532 games. Even that extrapolation over a larger sample size shows that Tkachuk is a reliable asset when it comes to taking shots.

“I think he is the smartest player in the NHL,” Brady Tkachuk said of his brother Matthew. “How he sees the game, I don’t think anybody is up there with how he sees it. I think he is one of the best players in the NHL. I think everybody is finally starting to believe what I believed from Day One, that he has such an impact and is so good at what he does.”

NHL Player Props Parlay

There are plenty of options to parlay your NHL player props with these options. Here are our options:

  • Cale Makar: Over 2.5 shots (-175)
  • Alex DeBrincat: Over 0.5 points (-182)
  • Matthew Tkachuk: Over 3.5 shots (-111)

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Nikhil Kalro

Nikhil Kalro

Nikhil Kalro is a sports betting writer at Gaming Today. With an interest in strategy and mathematics, applying that to sports writing was the natural progression. Nikhil’s previous experience includes working with ESPN for five years. His specializations include soccer, football, basketball, tennis, and esports betting.

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