3 Best Prop Bets for Devils vs Hurricanes Game 1 (Brent Burns Continues to Attack on Offense)
By Larry Rupp
Wednesday's NHL Playoffs slate includes an exciting Game 1 showdown between the New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes. These two squads split their four regular season meetings and have not met head-to-head in the postseason since 2009. Anticipation is growing ahead of the matchup.
Here are three of the best prop bets for Devils-Hurricanes Game 1, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Devils vs Hurricanes Game 1 Player Props
1. Brent Burns - Shots on Goal: Over 3.5 (-108)
Brent Burns may not have found the back of the net in any of Carolina's six first-round games, but it wasn't due to a lack of effort. In fact, Burns tallied at least 4 shots on goal in five of those six games. The 38-year-old enters a showdown against the Devils ready to shoot, which is a great sign considering that's the same mentality he had against New Jersey in the regular season. Burns racked up 15 shots on goal across the final three head-to-head matchups, good for an average of 5.0 per game. Look for more of the same on Wednesday.
2. Jack Hughes - Shots on Goal: Over 3.5 (-115)
The reasoning for this prop bet is going to sound very similar to that of Burns' shots on goal option. Jack Hughes was an offensive force in Round 1 for the Devils, tallying a total of 32 shots on goal across seven games. He posted at least 4 shots on goal in four of those seven games and also logged at least 4 shots on goal in seven of his final 12 regular season outings. It's worth pointing out the 21-year-old has racked up 20 shots on goal in four matchups against Carolina this season, too, cashing this prop bet in three of those showdowns.
3. Nico Hischier Any Time Goal Scorer (+250)
Nico Hischier was a bit all over the place in Round 1. While he was able to tally an assist in five of the seven games against the Rangers, he failed to convert on any of his 22 shots on goal. He has now not scored since April 2, but there is a lot to like about the chances of that drought ending on Wednesday night. Carolina excels at taking the best player away on defense, so look for Hughes to pester the opposing goalie early on before being hounded by the defense. That should open things up for Hischier, who has already scored in two of New Jersey's four matchups against the Hurricanes this season.
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