Whoever set the Thursday night NHL schedule was hopped up on something because we’ve got a packed 13-game slate. Our Wednesday night NHL underdog entry tallied one in the win column and two in the loss column. The season’s successful pick rate remains strong at over 61%, and tonight is riddled with opportunities to push even higher. So, crank up the volume in your headphones because our theme song tonight is Points and Assists. Here are my three best NHL Underdog Fantasy Picks for December 7.
The Quick Pick: Daily NHL Underdog Fantasy Pick ’em Picks for December 7
Drake Batherson Higher Than 0.5 Points
The Ottawa Senators have two wins in a row, and on Thursday night, they welcome their Maple Leaf neighbors to town. During this nice stretch of form, the Senators 25-year-old winger has also started to hit his stride. Batherson is currently riding a three-game point streak and has tallied seven points across his last five games.
Although Drake hasn’t necessarily lit it up against the Leafs before, his recent form and team play warrant this pick. Unlike the cast of Seinfeld, tonight, we do not hate the Drake. With our first NHL Underdog entry, let’s take Drake Batherson Higher Than 0.5 Points against Toronto.
Mikael Granlund Higher Than 0.5 Points
I don’t know if the Sharks have just been eating their Wheaties lately, or it’s simply the law of averages. But they’ve now won two of their last three and, on Tuesday, erased a three-goal deficit in the third. A large part of the Sharks’ recent success has been the play of veteran Finnish center Mikael Granlund.
He is sporting a three-game point streak, with multi-point efforts in both of their last two wins. Additionally, Mikael has nine points across his last six games played. So forget whatever team sweater he is wearing and trust in a veteran who’s probably sick of losing every night. Go ahead and press that Higher Than 0.5 Points button for Mikael Granlund!
Brock Boeser Higher Than 0.5 Assists (1.25X Odds)
Thursday’s NHL Underdog nightcap pick will be playing out in Vancouver, where the Canucks will take on the Wild. While the Canucks have been inconsistent of late, winger Brock Boeser has been firing on all cylinders. He skates into Thursday’s matchup sporting a five-game point streak and has assists in each of his last three.
Boeser also has a knack for helping his teammates against the Wild, with three assists against them across the last two seasons. Finally, of his 12 assists this year, eight have come against Western Conference opposition. So let’s go ahead and bob for an apple with our third NHL Underdog entry. Take Brock Boeser to go Higher Than 0.5 Assists on Thursday against the Wild.