Place Your Bets: NHL Season Props 2016/17

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The first (meaningful) puck drop of the NHL season is finally here.  I don’t make a ton of bets on specific teams in the first month of the season because I like to get a look at the landscape first: who’s lining up with who, which players are adjusting to off-season moves, which goalies are performing, etc.  I do enjoy putting my money where my mouth is with certain players in season long prop bets.  These odds are provided by (mostly because I find bodog’s website hard to use, and hockey props aren’t as widely available as I would like).

For trophy picks, I’ve highlighted 3 players in bold for each award.

Player Season Totals

Nobody should be cheering for injuries or player failures so I aim for the mid-range overs among players with potential for breakout years.  I like all these plays, but Jordan Eberle is my lock to go over 58.5 points this season. He’s done it before: back in his sophomore year he scored 76 points, and every year he’s played over 70 games he’s been in the mid-60’s or higher. On top of that, if he ends up beside Connor McDavid who’s projected to be a point-per-game player or higher, Eberle could go off this season.

Total Points – Brendan Gallagher: O/U – 57.5 Over
Total Points – Mitchell Marner: O/U – 40.5 Over
Total Points – Jordan Eberle: O/U – 58.5 Over
Total Points – Kyle Turris: O/U – 48.5 Over
Total Points – Nikolaj Ehlers: O/U – 47.5 Over

Goalie Match-ups Props

Prop Pick
Highest Save Percentage – Price v Holtby Holtby
Highest Save Percentage – Jones v Quick Quick
Highest Save Percentage – Bishop v Schneider Bishop
Highest Save Percentage – Rinne v Rask Rask
Highest Save Percentage – Allen v Luongo Luongo
Highest Save Percentage – Mrazek v Gibson Mrazek
Highest Save Percentage – Varlamov v Dubnyk Dubnyk
Highest Save Percentage – Bobrovsky v Niemi Bobrovsky

Player Match-up Props

Most points – Tavares/Ovechkin/Malkin John Tavares
Most points – Backstrom/Stamkos/Giroux Nicklas Backstrom
Most points – Thornton/Kopitar/Getzlaf Anze Kopitar
Most points – Tarasenko/Kuznetsov/Panarin Vladimir Tarasenko
Most points – Matthews/Laine/Puljujarvi Auston Matthews
Most points – Kucherov/Barkov/Johansen Nikita Kucherov
Most points – Eichel/Huberdeau/MacKinnon Nathan MacKinnon
Most points – Forsberg/Scheifele/Monahan Filip Forsberg
Most points – Hall/Duchene/Eberle Jordan Eberle
Most points – Wheeler/Perry/Voracek Blake Wheeler
Most points – Drouin/Gallagher/Duclair Jonathan Drouin
Most points – Burns/Subban/Letang PK Subban
Most points – Klingberg/Hedman/Ekman-Larsson John Klingberg
Most points – Josi/Gostisbehere/Barrie Shayne Gostisbehere

2016-17 Art Ross Trophy Winner

Sidney Crosby scares me this year.  He’s already ruled out with a concussion and he’s had issues in the past.  Jamie Benn is the safe pick here, and he gives you a better return.  Others receiving votes if your looking further down the list: Tarasenko is a nice pick at 16 to 1. He has a good chance at high 40’s in goals this season. Also at 16-1, Tyler Seguin is a nice pick if he can stay healthy.

Player Odds
Sidney Crosby 3.05/1
Connor McDavid  5.6/1
Patrick Kane  5.65/1
Jamie Benn  7/1
John Tavares 10/1
Vladimir Tarasenko 16/1
Tyler Seguin 16/1
Alex Ovechkin 16/1
Evgeni Malkin 21/1
Erik Karlsson 26/1
Steven Stamkos 26/1
Nicklas Backstrom 31/1
Ryan Getzlaf 31/1
Johnny Gaudreau 31/1
Joe Pavelski 36/1
Claude Giroux 36/1
Joe Thornton 52/1
Evgeny Kuznetsov 57/1
Nikita Kucherov 61/1
Anze Kopitar 77/1


2016-17 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner

It’s Auston Matthews. Don’t overthink it.

Players Odds
Auston Matthews  1.74/1
Patrik Laine  5/1
William Nylander  9/1
Matt Murray  11/1
Mitchell Marner  11/1
Dylan Strome  13/1
Jesse Puljujarvi  16/1
Travis Konecny  18/1
Jimmy Vesey  19/1
Pierre-Luc Dubois  19/1
Kyle Connor  20/1
Ivan Provorov  21/1
Zach Werenski  26/1


2016-17 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner

Players Odds
Sidney Crosby  4.55/1
Connor McDavid  6.6/1
Patrick Kane  8.1/1
Alex Ovechkin  10/1
Vladimir Tarasenko  11/1
John Tavares  11/1
Jamie Benn 12/1
Steven Stamkos  12/1
Tyler Seguin  15/1
Carey Price  17/1
Claude Giroux  19/1
Evgeni Malkin  19/1
Erik Karlsson  21/1
Ryan Getzlaf  21/1
Anze Kopitar  26/1
Corey Perry 26/1
Johnny Gaudreau  41/1
Joe Pavelski  42/1
Nikita Kucherov  42/1
Joe Thornton  52/1

2016-17 James Norris Trophy Winner

It’s Erik Karlsson again this year for me.  The Norris should’ve been his last year and he seems like a lock for 80 points every year. If you are looking to go way off the board this year for better odds, I really like Shayne Gostisbehere  at 31 to 1 as a long-shot.  PK Subban is also very intriguing in his new role for Nashville.

Players Odds
Erik Karlsson  3.85/1
Drew Doughty  7/1
Brent Burns  7.85/1
Duncan Keith  8/1
Kris Letang  8.05/1
PK Subban  8.05/1
Shea Weber 10/1
Roman Josi  11/1
Mark Giordano  13/1
Kevin Shattenkirk  21/1
Oliver Ekman-Larsson  25/1
John Klingberg  26/1
Dustin Byfuglien  26/1
Ryan Suter  26/1
John Carlson  26/1
Shayne Gostisbehere  31/1


2016-17 Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy Winner

Vladimir Tarasenko is the pick here at 6.5 to 1, going into his 25 year old season with 40 goals last year.  After 3 straight years of at least 50 goals, I think this is finally the year Alex Ovechkin relinquishes the goal scoring crown and takes a step back. As a longshot pick, Pacioretty at 26-1 takes enough shots per game to be in the mix.

Players Odds
Alex Ovechkin 3/1
Vladimir Tarasenko  6.5/1
Patrick Kane  7.05/1
Steven Stamkos 7.85/1
Jamie Benn  11/1
Joe Pavelski  13/1
Corey Perry  13/1
John Tavares  15/1
Sidney Crosby 15/1
Connor McDavid  15/1
Tyler Seguin 19/1
Johnny Gaudreau  21/1
Nikita Kucherov  26/1
Max Pacioretty  26/1
Brad Marchand  26/1


2016-17 Vezina Trophy Winner

Players Odds
Carey Price  4.45/1
Braden Holtby 6.4/1
Ben Bishop 8.4/1
Henrik Lundqvist  9/1
Pekka Rinne  10/1
Jonathan Quick  10/1
Corey Crawford  10/1
Cory Schneider  10/1
Tuukka Rask  12/1
Martin Jones  16/1
Roberto Luongo  19/1
Jake Allen  20/1
John Gibson  31/1
Brian Elliott  31/1
Petr Mrazek 31/1
Steve Mason 34/1
Jaroslav Halak 34/1


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