Since the re-start after the All-Star Break, the NHL Underdog gods have been unkind to our Pick ‘em entries. Wednesday night, we went a pitiful one out of three, and our tails are now squarely between our legs. Luckily for Degens, they can saddle right back up and ride on the seven-game NHL slate on Thursday night. The theme for Thursday’s entries is assists.
Our judges will also accept “helping hands” or “apples” as well. So go ahead and pour an extra strong drink to prepare for tonight’s banger celebration. Here are my three best NHL Underdog Fantasy Picks for February 8.
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The Quick Pick: Daily NHL Underdog Fantasy Pick ’em Picks for February 8
Matthew Tkachuk Higher Than 0.5 Assists
The Florida Panthers are out to prove that last year’s appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals was not a fluke. They are trying to chase down the Bruins in the Eastern Conference, and on Thursday night, they play the Capitals.
American winger Matthew Tkachuk has been phenomenal this year, with 16 goals and 35 assists. Coming into tonight,’ he has tallied an assist in five of his last six games. In the words of The Spinners, “Whenever you call me, I’ll be there.” Let’s press the Higher Than 0.5 Assists for Matthew Tkachuk against Washington on Thursday night.
Teuvo Teravainen Higher Than 0.5 Assists (1.5x Odds)
The Carolina Panthers will take their home ice against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Finnish winger Teuvo Teravainen has put together a respectable 16 goals and 14 assists this season.
Coming into tonight he has tallied assists in three of his last four games. Additionally, 10 of his 14 assists this year have come on his home ice. So, what do you say we throw a little bit of spice into tonight’s banger? We’re shaking some pepper onto Teuvo Teravainen Higher Than 0.5 Assists at 1.5x odds against the Avalanche.
Clayton Keller Higher Than 0.5 Assists
Tonight, the pesky Arizona Coyotes will be playing their first game after the All-Star break against the VGK. The bright young American, Clayton Keller, has a 20-goal and 25-assist account opened this season. Like our friends above, he, too, has logged apples in three of his last four games.
He also happens to be the focal point on the ‘Yotes offense and power play. Tonight, we’re banking on all things running through Clayton Keller. Let’s mash the Higher Than 0.5 Assists for Clayton Keller and cash a damn banger!
Best Ways to Build Your Thursday Card
-Play all three players together using the “Standard” option on Underdog for a 9x winner
-Play all three players together using the “Insured” option on Underdog for a chance at a 4.5x winner for all three or a 1.5x winner for getting two out of three.