As we prepare for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, it’s important to recognize where we stand. This series has not been kind to me. I want it out. I feel like I’m a game ahead or behind many times.
I don’t want to hide it, and the result will be a lot less games. I need to work on this funk, and while I trust the science being deployed, it’s best to limit units with things that don’t go our way. It’s up to us to get back on the path to victory soon.
Parlay: Ondrej Palat and Anthony Cirelli 2+ shots (+174 FD)
I find these two Lightning forwards to be great options for getting two shots. The volume is there, and they have the success rate to boot.
Palat has gone for two or more in every game of this series and eight of its last nine games. Cirelli has put up two or more SOGs in five of six, and he’s averaging 5.4 attempts per game in this series.
In seven games against New York this season, Cirelli has twice as many sixes, and Palat has twice as many against them in six of eight games.
If I had to increase the legs on this, I’d add Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman, who both had two or more shots in every game against Rangers this year.
Jacob Trouba on 2.5 SOG (+120 DK)
We’ve often noticed the increase in shots from defenders in a playoff playoff game as a team hopes to get as many chances at the net as possible.
If Rangers can continue this trend of increased urgency, I like Jacob Trouba to be a part of it. In this series, Trouba is averaging seven gigantic attempts per game, and he’s covered his SOG line in three consecutive games. He has 13 SOG in his last three, and at +120 for over 2.5, count me in tonight.
.5u: Jacob Trouba on 2.5 blocked shots (-115 DK)
I put half a unit on that, and if you have PrizePicks, that’s a great choice. I used it there, but never as a publicly tracked game.
The market has opened on most books, and those odds are solid for someone like Trouba. The defender has exceeded that total in six of his last seven games, tallying 28 blocked shots in that span.
That’s good for a 4.0 average. Feels like a good path to follow here.
Good luck tonight and enjoy Game 6. Let’s find some wins in this streak.