Matt and I like to gamble on sports, so we thought it would be fun to set five prop bets on the New York Islanders. Would you take the over or the under on these five bets?
In our latest “Summer Slam” series of New York Islanders podcasts, Matt and I set five prop bets for the Islanders. Two are team bets while the other three are on individual players. We ask, would you go over or under the line?
Fantasy sports is one thing. Prop bets are another. With a prop bet, you’re betting on the thinnest of margins that last an entire season. So we set five different lines and discuss where we’re betting our fake money.
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Prop 1 – New York Islanders power-play efficiency. Over/Under 19.5 %
They held a 14.5 percent efficiency last season. It’s hard to think that the Islanders are going to do anything but get better on the power play. But how much better? Can they be a league average of 20 percent efficient? Would you be willing to put money on the line saying they will?
Prop 2 – New York Islanders save percentage. Over/Under 0.915%
They can’t be a 0.928SV% again this year…can they? You’d have to think that the Islanders will regress in the “saves” department. But by how much? The league average save percentage last season was 0.910. Can they be a few points above the average or are they more mediocre this season?
Prop 3 – Anthony Beauvillier. Over/Under 20 goals
What is he?! Is he a 0.70 point-per-game guy or is he somewhere much lower than that? After three years in the NHL, no one is any closer at figuring it out. He’s his 20+ goals once in his career, can he do it again in 2019-20?
Prop 4 – Andrew Ladd. Over/Under 49.5 games
Over the last two seasons, he’s averaged 49.5 games with 73 in 2017-18 and 26 last year. What will he do this season for the New York Islanders? No one is sure where he is in his rehab but the organization and Ladd. Can he play or is he destined to sit?
Prop 5 – Anders Lee. Over/Under 30 Goals
Last one. Can the captain score more than 30 goals this season? He’s certainly done it before, netting 40 just two years ago and 34 back in 2016-17. But he was only able to get 28 under a Barry Trotz system. Would you bank on him getting a few more than he did in 2018-19?
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