Read The Game Day’s May 19 NHL Playoffs prop bet involving Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid’s shot total in their Round 1 series opener versus the Winnipeg Jets.
May 19 NHL Playoffs Prop
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets
Over 3.5 shots (+100) at BetMGM
There are some other options with the Oilers star on Wednesday night including the over of 1.5 points at -130. However, seeing the Connor McDavid shot prop at even money is a mild surprise. One will glance at the last four or five games and give this some considerable pause.
Then, take a closer peek at what the Oilers’ center did during his last two meetings versus the Winnipeg Jets.
McDavid created nine scoring chances in those two contests with 18 shot attempts. Naturally, he had 12 shots on Winnipeg goaltenders. The one thing the Jets do is allow shots. Overall, they yield 30.6 shots per game but that number jumps to a rate of 32 shots per 60 on the road.
Winnipeg helps Edmonton also in this way. Their penalty kill is 80% on the road which is not immensely awful. Now, with players like Andrew Copp and Nik Ehlers possibly out, that penalty kill and even defense take a bit of a hit. As most know, a good offense can make up for a not-so-good defense.
So, McDavid was only averaging 3.6 shots per game over his last five contests. With the first game of the playoffs, expect the adrenaline to flow and the over of 3.5 shots to hit at even money for McDavid tonight.