Loyal, daily Quick Pick readers might recall a perfect three-for-three NHL Underdog entry banger just two nights ago. Well, hopefully, you were loyal again on Friday night because all we did was bang in another three for three! After going six for our last six here, our season-successful pick rate has skyrocketed right back up to 59%. To quote everyone’s favorite fictional boss from Pennsylvania, “My, my, my, how the turntables.” Saturday night offers a 13-game NHL slate, and we are coming in hotter than that time Debbie did Dallas. Here are my three best NHL Underdog Fantasy Picks for December 2.
The Quick Pick: Daily NHL Underdog Fantasy Pick ’em Picks for December 2
Bo Horvat Higher Than 0.5 Points
The 28-year-old centerman has put together a fine 2023 campaign with seven goals and nine assists. On Saturday evening, he skates into the Florida Panthers swamp riding a two-game goal-scoring streak. Horvat also has a knack for causing damage on the road, logging seven of his 16 points on opponents’ ice. The Islanders are right there in the wildcard race, so Saturday’s test against Florida is an important one to pass. Press Higher Than 0.5 Points on Bo Horvat with our first NHL Underdog entry because Bo always knows!
Casey Mittelstadt Higher Than 0.5 Points
Our second NHL Underdog entry on Saturday night is none other than the pride and joy of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. As the readers know, my Sabres fandom has been a tumultuous one, specifically with the play of young Casey Mittelstadt. But here in 2023, the kid has been on one, with four goals and 16 assists.
Saturday will be a tough matchup for the Sabres, but “Mitts” skates into Carolina with six points in his last seven. And back on 11/7/2023, Mittelstadt logged an apple on the road against these same Hurricanes. So take off your gloves and show us those big mitts! Take Casey Mittelstadt to go Higher Than 0.5 Points on Saturday night in Carolina.
Mikko Rantanen Higher Than 0.5 Assists
The man they call “Moose” in Colorado has been on a heater for seemingly his entire 2023 season. Coming into Saturday night’s meeting against the Ducks, Rantanen has tallied 12 goals and 17 assists. Mikko also has six assists across his last five games, and this spot against the Ducks looks ripe for the picking.
Wind the clock back one season, and you’ll see that the “Moose” tallied seven points in three games against Anaheim. Barkeep, we’ll take one of your finest Finnish apples to complete our third banger in as many nights! Go ahead and mash that Higher Than 0.5 Assists button on Mikko Rantanen.