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Stars-Oilers: Robertson, Seguin Provide Good Odds in Game 1

The Edmonton Oilers have the top players in the NHL odds, but if you like the Dallas Stars to win the Western Conference series there is plenty of depth and value to choose from.

Oilers forwards Zach Hyman, Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid and defenseman Evan Bouchard, are the best bets to score the most points in an even series. However, Dallas has an abundance of possibilities that could be more profitable.

Stars-Oilers: Robertson, Seguin Provide Good Odds in Game 1
Jason Robertson #21 of the Dallas Stars/Lawrence Scott/Getty Images/AFP

Jason Robertson has been more of a setup man in the playoffs with a team-high nine assists, for the Stars, but he may find his scoring touch again after posting 116 goals over the last three regular seasons. He is +700 to lead the series in goals and +200 to notch one on Thursday.

No doubt Hyman, who leads the playoffs with 11 goals, and the top postseason point producer Draisaitl (24) are the logical picks for the Oilers. One player to watch is Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who can be overlooked but has 16 points in the playoffs – five in the past two games.

Hyman is the favorite to lead the series in goals (+350) and McDavid in points (+120).

 

 

Stars Can Slow McDavid, Draisaitl

If Edmonton is to make its first Cup final since 2006, it must be a team effort. The Oilers’ stars still have to be their stars, though.

Dallas had the answers to slowing the Oilers’ top players this regular season. Draisaitl had two assists, McDavid posted just one assist and Hyman was scoreless in three games versus the Stars this season. Bouchard is the only player in the current lineup with two goals.

It probably wouldn’t be a good bet to expect Edmonton’s stars to be shut down, but Dallas is a good enough defensive team to make it more difficult on them. The Stars also have defenseman Chris Tanev, who has played against the Oilers top duo numerous times while with Vancouver and Calgary.


While Draisaitl leading the series in points at +225 in the NHL odds isn’t bad, there is way more value with others.

 

Robertson Could Be The Star

Jason Robertson, a 24-year-old left wing, boasts 34 points in 39 career playoff games and has six of his 11 goals on the power play.

With Wyatt Johnston (seven goals) becoming more prominent, Roope Hintz possibly returning from injury, the experience of Joe Pavelski and Jamie Benn and the production of defenseman Miro Heiskanen, Robertson can get overlooked.

Robertson has 11 points in nine regular-season games versus the Oilers. The former second-round pick does a little of everything for Dallas, but it may be time for him to score some goals.


Veteran Tyler Seguin is also +275 to score in Game 1 after recording three goals in his last five games if you bet online.

 

Youngsters Present Value On Both Sides

Johnston has become a household name in the playoffs with some heroics around his 21st birthday, but he isn’t the only player just out of his teens who could be a factor in the series.

Dylan Holloway, the 14th pick in the 2020 draft, had a goal in Game 6 and an assist in Game 7 for Edmonton against Vancouver. The 22-year-old has scored three times in the postseason after posting six in the regular season and is +600 to get a goal Thursday.

Holloway has also been getting some top-six forward minutes.


Logan Stankoven had six goals and 14 points in his first 24 regular-season games and has scored three times with three assists in the playoffs for Dallas. The 21-year-old is +134 at  BetUS sportsbook to make the scoresheet in Game 1.

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NHL Picks: Robertson anytime goal Game 1 (+200), Holloway 1+ points Game 1 (+173), Seguin anytime goal Game 1 (+275)

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Who leads the Stars in points during the postseason?


Miro Heiskanen. The 24-year-old Finn has five goals and eight assists.

Which goalie is likely to make the most saves?


Jake Oettinger. The Dallas goalie will have to face an Edmonton team that led the league in the regular season in shots and is allowing just 24.5 in the playoffs..

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