3 Best Prop Bets for Oilers vs Golden Knights NHL Playoffs Game 2 on May 6 (Leon Draisaitl Takes Over Again)

Best Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights prop bets for NHL Playoffs Game 2 on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
Best Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights prop bets for NHL Playoffs Game 2 on Saturday, May 6, 2023. / AP Photo/John Locher

Saturday's slate of NHL postseason games includes a Game 2 showdown between the Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights. FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NHL odds list the Oilers as the -120 moneyline favorite on the road with the projected total set at 6.5 goals.

Here are three of the best NHL player prop bets for the Oilers vs Golden Knights game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Oilers vs Golden Knights Player Props

1. Leon Draisaitl — Shots on Goal: Over 3.5 (-106)

Even though his team didn't get the win, Leon Draisaitl made some noise in Game 1, scoring four goals on five shots. With the Oilers down trailing in the series, they'll look to Draisaitl to step up once again. Fortunately, the German superstar is great at generating offense, averaging 4.3 shots per game in the playoffs while hitting the over on this prop in three of the last four games. The Golden Knights are a deep team that can score at will, so I expect Draisaitl to fire the puck on goal all night long to keep his team in it.

2. Evan Bouchard — Assists: Over 0.5 (-116)

Defenseman Evan Bouchard has been phenomenal for the Oilers thus far, pacing all postseason players with 10 assists through seven games. He's now gone six consecutive games with at least one assist. In other words, I don't see him having much of a problem hitting the Over on this prop. Playing with elite offensive talents like Draisaitl and Connor McDavid makes picking up assists a breeze for a puck-moving d-man like Bouchard. With the Over being favored on the game's 6.5-goal total, there shouldn't be any shortage of offense from either side, meaning I'd be shocked if Bouchard doesn't finish with at least one helper.

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3. Jack Eichel — Any Time Goal Scorer (+145)

It may have taken Jack Eichel eight years to make his postseason debut, but he's certainly made the most of it. The former Boston University product has found the back of the net four times through six outings, scoring twice in his previous three home games. Eichel has also scored five goals in his last nine matchups against the Oilers with each goal coming when his club was at home. As the Golden Knights attempt to put the Oilers on their heels, look for Eichel to lead the charge.

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