I’m fairly certain I warned our readers yesterday that we would be building a banger on Thursday night. Well, it’s Friday morning, and I’m happy to report our NHL Underdog picks went a perfect three-for-three yesterday. That’s now four separate three-for-three bangers over the last two weeks.
Not to mention, our successful pick rate on the season has soared over 64%. To quote a famous fictitious golfer, “Happy learned how to putt. Uh oh!” So, let’s stay locked in on Friday night’s three-game slate and build another banger. Here are my three best NHL Underdog Fantasy Picks for December 8.
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The Quick Pick: Daily NHL Underdog Fantasy Pick ’em Picks for December 8
Evan Rodrigues Higher Than 0.5 Points
The Florida Panthers are putting together another really strong campaign in 2023, and it’s because of players like Evan Rodrigues. Friday night, the Panthers welcome the Penguins into town, and both teams will really want to secure the two points.
The Panthers centerman skates into Friday on a three game point streak, having tallied seven points across those three games. Although Rodrigues only has one game against the Penguins in his last two seasons, the kid’s recent form is scorching. In our first NHL Underdog at bat, let’s take a swing on E-Rod. Press the Higher Than 0.5 Points for Evan Rodrigues against the Penguins on Friday night.
Mats Zuccarello Higher Than 0.5 Assists
The Minnesota Wild’s 2023 season is off to a tumultuous first couple of months. Coming into Friday’s matchup against the Oilers, their record is 9-11-4, and they’re on the outside looking into the playoffs. Their veteran winger Mats Zuccarello has done his part, with six goals and 21 assists over 24 games this year.
When it comes to helpers, Mats has tallied an assist in eight of his last nine games. Zuccarello also has three assists in four games against Edmonton over his last two seasons. With favorable conditions and stats to back it up, take Mats Zuccarello to go Higher Than 0.5 Assists against Edmonton.
Evan Bouchard Higher Than 0.5 Assists
We’re staying in Edmonton with our third NHL Underdog entry because we’ll be going back to the Evan Bouchard well. Lately, the Oilers’ talented blue-liner has been more reliable than an atomic clock. Bouchard comes into Friday night’s matchup against the Wild sporting a four-game assist streak.
He also tallied two assists against these same Minnesota Wild about a month ago. Aside from the stats, the last time we used Bouchard, he got us home within the first four minutes of the game. In Evan, we trust on Friday night, don’t let us down, good buddy. Press the Higher Than 0.5 Assists for Evan Bouchard, and let’s cash a Friday night banger!