2017 Stanley Cup Game 6 Prop Picks

Dana Lane

Sunday, June 11, 2017 6:30 PM UTC

Sunday, Jun. 11, 2017 6:30 PM UTC

Unfortunately, the 2016-17 National Hockey League season could come to a conclusion tonight with a Penguins victory. Looking back on this season I couldn’t be happier with what we’ve accomplished but our job isn’t done yet. Let’s dive into tonight’s game six prop options.

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The series price is holding steady with the Penguins a healthy -350. The only option is the Nashville Predators at +275 offered at Bovada. I won’t spend much time on this because I talked about it at length in my previous blog.

Let’s go back to our friends at SportsInteraction for tonight’s player prop options. 

I expect the Predators to push this series to a game seven tonight which allows us to get a +180 with the Penguins to win in seven games or +200 if you think the Predators will win the next two games to claim their first Stanley Cup. My suggestion is to take the +180 with Pittsburgh in seven because there hasn’t been any indication this postseason that betting against the Predators at Bridgestone Arena (9-1) has been a profitable play.

We’re going back to James Neal to cash our first player prop. Neal, who failed to get on the scoresheet in game five, is -135 to be held scoreless again. Neal saw only 14:10 of ice time helping us to easily cash or ticket in game five while managing just 8 total shots in Games 3-5.

At -125 to not score Roman Josi is my next play. Josi has failed to register a point in three of his last four games while managing only five total shots in his last two games. He has not been an offensive presence since game three. In game five Josi was given 29 shifts, his lowest amount of the series.

For the Penguins I’m on Jake Guentzel to score at -145. The Penguins leading scorer is the favorite in some people’s eyes to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as he owns more postseason goals that Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Pretty impressive for a Nebraska kid who started the season playing in the AHL.

Obviously, this has the feel of a Pittsburgh victory and maybe there is a little hedging going on but I expect the Predators top line of Pontus Aberg, Colton Sissons, and Filip Forsberg to have a huge evening leaving our player props in a safe spot.

If this is the last we interact this season I just want to thank everyone for their support and kind words throughout the year. Big things are coming for sure.

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