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Match 6 Rangers vs. Lightning Prop Picks: Find value on Cirelli to score a point

The Tampa Bay Lightning have a chance to finish off the New York Rangers at home Saturday night and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

The pre-game narration: It was difficult to score points in the Eastern Conference Finals. No game since the series opener has featured more than five goals, but we like the following numbers on the board for the first elimination game of this series.

Check out our Game 6 Rangers vs Lightning prop picks for June 11th.

Rangers vs. Lightning prop selection overview

  • Anthony Cirelli anytime point (+114)
  • Chris Kreider anytime point (-125)
  • Ondrej Palat anytime point (-139)

Rangers vs. Lightning Prop Picks

Best bet: Cirelli anytime point (+114)

Cirelli is your guy if you’re looking for a plus-money player to target in the Anytime Points Market.

The Middleman hasn’t recorded a point since Game 2 of this series, but there’s a good reason to support him in Game 6 – and that’s his use.

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He and Nikita Kucherov are the only Lightning forwards in this series to average more than 20 minutes of ice time. While his line is usually thought of as a shutdown trio alongside Brandon Hagel and Alex Killorn, the three actually did a great job creating scoring chances against New York.

Anthony Cirelli was active in the offensive zone for the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Photo by Frank Franklin II/AP.

Cirelli in particular has been an offensive catalyst for Tampa Bay despite the lack of production. Both his 16 scoring chances and 23 individual corsi for scoring at 5v5 in that series put him second to the Bolts according to the Natural Stat trick. Additionally, his 1.36 individual expected goals ranks fifth in the squad.

The 24-year-old also did an excellent job of peppering Igor Shesterkin. His 15 shots on goal are the Lightning’s third-most in the first five games of the Eastern Conference Finals.

We’re working with Cirelli as head coach Jon Cooper continues to rely on one of his most trusted players.

Key Stats: Cirelli’s six high-risk 5v5 chances are the fourth most common in this Tampa Bay series.

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Quick selection

Chalk anytime point (-125): Kreider was held back from the stats list in Game 5. It was the first game of that series in which the winger failed to score. However, he has a point in six of his last seven games, and his five points against the Lightning make him the best on the team. He’s been a top scorer in four of New York’s five elimination games this postseason, and we expect him to show up when the Blueshirts need him most.

Palat anytime point (-139): Palat is the personified clutch for lightning. The winger has two game-winning goals for Tampa Bay, and his six points in the streak rank second to the Bolts. His front row seat alongside Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos is secure and so are his chances of a point.

Odds as of 10:45am on 6/11/22.

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Steven Psihogios writes about sports betting for NorthStar Bets. NorthStar Bets is owned by NordStar Capital, which also owns Torstar, Star’s parent company. Follow him on Twitter: @StevenPsihogios

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