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Penguins vs. Kings: The best player prop bets for Jan. 13

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January 13th, 2022

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to build on what’s been a winning road trip (2-1) when they meet the Los Angeles Kings at Crypto.com Arena on Thursday night.

The Penguins have been red-hot, winning 10 of their last 11 games, but the Kings are a respectable 4-1 in their last five overall and have the home ice advantage.

Let’s dive into the player prop market as we attempt to uncover three winning wagers.

Pittsburgh Penguins (21-9-5) at Los Angeles Kings (18-13-5), 10:30 p.m. ET

Fri, January 14 2022, 3:30 AM

LA Kings

Moneyline

+125

Puck Line

+1.5

Total

O 5.5

PIT Penguins

Moneyline

-152

Puck Line

-1.5

Total

U 5.5

Jeff Carter goal scorer

Jeff Carter notched two goals in a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks when last seen on Tuesday night, and prop bettors should be unafraid to go right back to the well.

Carter has averaged a goal in every other game over his last eight contests, and is generating over three shots on goal per game in that span. The former Kings forward has seen increased time on the ice lately, and he’s been used on the power play too.

With L.A. having struggled on the penalty kill all year (26th in the NHL at 79.2%), don’t be shocked if Carter tallies a goal on the man advantage.

NHL pick: Carter anytime goal (+255)


Trevor Moore goal scorer

These odds on Trevor Moore to score a goal might have been fair a month ago, but they look like a bargain based on how he’s played lately.

Moore is averaging over three additional minutes of ice time from December to January, and he’s been making the most of his extra opportunities. After recording only three goals and four assists through his first 32 games of the year, Moore has rattled off two goals and five assists in his first four games of the month.

Furthermore, he’s taken 15 shots in January, compared to only 17 for the entire month of December (11 games).

NHL pick: Moore anytime goal (+575)


Drew Doughty to score a point

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has been a good bet in this market of late, and bettors should ride the wave.

Doughty has scored at least one point in five of his last seven overall, registering two goals on 21 shots in that span.

He may not be a double-digit goal-scorer anymore, but he’s still got the vision to set up tallies for his teammates. Doughty gets plenty of ice time in which to do so, as he leads his team at 25:13.

NHL pick: Yes (-134)

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