Hurricanes vs. Lightning: The best player prop bets for Nov. 9
The Carolina Hurricanes started off the 2021-22 season with an impressive nine game winning streak. They'll will now look to bounce back after suffering their first loss when they visit the defending Stanley Cup Champions Tampa Bay Lightning tonight.
Leading the way so far for the Hurricanes is Andrei Svechnikov, who has collected seven goals and seven assists in 10 games. For the Lightning, it’s been their captain, Steven Stamkos, who is off to the quick start with six goals and eight assists in his first 11 games.
Both teams are expected to start their top netminders with Freddy Andersen (8-1-0) getting the nod for the Canes against Andrei Vasilevskiy (5-2-2) for the Bolts. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m. ET, and we have the three best player prop bets below.
Wed, November 10 2021, 12:00 AM
ANDREI SVECHNIKOV: TO SCORE AT LEAST ONE POINT
After averaging just under a point per game during his last two seasons, Svechnikov is off to an impressive start this season with a pace of 1.4 points per contest. The 21-year-old Russian was able to collect an assist in his last game on Saturday against the Florida Panthers and has scored a point in all but one game in 2021-22.
With Carolina near the top of the league with just under four goals scored per game, their offense is a tough one to silence, and we expect Svechnikov to continue to find a way to get on the score sheet again tonight.
SEBASTIAN AHO: TO SCORE A GOAL
Leading the team in points and goals scored over the last four seasons for the Canes is the young, but dependable Sebastian Aho. Averaging about a goal every two games over his last two seasons, the 2019 All-Star is right on pace this season with five goals in 10 games played.
With three of those five goals coming on the power play and Carolina converting their power play opportunities 25.6% of the time, Aho makes a strong case to be a goal scorer on any given night.
STEVEN STAMKOS: OVER/UNDER 2.5 SHOTS ON GOAL
After few injury plagued seasons, Steven Stamkos is off to a strong start that he hopes to be able to carry throughout the entire season. Playing in his 14th year in the league, the two-time Rocket Richard winner is still able to contribute as one of Tampa’s top offensive performers which says a lot given their diverse options of top-end talent.
Collecting at least four shots in two of his last five games, Stamkos continues to stay busy generating offensive chances. In tonight’s game against the high-scoring Canes, Stamkos should be up for the challenge to fire several pucks Freddy Andersen’s way.