October 05, 2011
The folks at Bodog continue to spoil hockey fans with tantalizing prop betting lines for the 2011-12 season. Their latest bit of whimsy: Over/Under lines for some of the NHL's top offensive players for all 30 teams.
A few of the more interesting predictions:
Sidney Crosby(notes), 79.5 points: Obviously, the amount of games Crosby misses at the start of the season is the key. Crosby's career points-per-game average is 1.39. In order to hit 79 points at that scoring clip, he'd need around 57 games.
Patrick Kane(notes), 75.5 points: Assuming he sticks at center and remains healthy, Kane should clear this number faster than a waitress clearing empty bottles around his slumbering head at closing time.
Rick Nash(notes), 71.5 points: At face, it almost seems insulting to think that the Blue Jackets acquired Jeff Carter(notes) to play with Nash and the captain can't get over 75 points. Then you realize he's only gotten over 70 points once in his eight-year NHL career, and you're suddenly thinking "under."
Coming up, the full slate of over/under lines. Which players do you think are the sure things, and which ones are the sucker bets?
|Anaheim Ducks||Boston Bruins||Buffalo Sabres|
|Calgary Flames||Carolina Hurricanes||Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Kane 75.5
Paul Stastny 66.5
|Columbus Blue Jackets
Rick Nash 71.5
Jeff Carter 66.5
|Detroit Red Wings||Edmonton Oilers
Taylor Hall 55.5
|Los Angeles Kings||Minnesota Wild||Montreal Canadiens
Mike Cammalleri 51.5
|Nashville Predators||New Jersey Devils||New York Islanders|
|New York Rangers||Ottawa Senators||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Phoenix Coyotes||Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby 79.5
|San Jose Sharks|
|St. Louis Blues||Tampa Bay Lightning||Toronto Maple Leafs|
Alex Burrows 52.5
Alexander Ovechkin 98.5
Huh … 63.5 points for Jaromir Jagr, eh?