Bookmakers have Mikael Backlund going up against a goals and an assists over/under bet in Thursday's matchup with the Oilers. Let's breakdown his performance on the ice and against the prop bet market this season.
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Mikael Backlund Prop Bets (4/29/2021)
Mikael Backlund Prop Bets vs. Oilers
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Betting Trends - Goals
Backlund has scored more than 0.5 goals in 14.6% of his games this year (seven of 48).
Backlund's season average of 0.2 goals per game is 0.3 fewer than the average over/under of his goals prop bets of 0.5.
In just seven of his 42 chances (16.7%), Backlund has gone over on goals prop bets.
Backlund has collected more than 0.5 goals -- his season-long average goals prop bet over/under -- in seven of his 48 games (14.6%).
The Oilers' opponents are racking up 2.7 goals per game, which is the 21st-most allowed by an NHL squad this season.
Betting Trends - Assists
In 15 out of 48 games this season (31.2%) Backlund has recorded more than 0.5 assists.
Backlund has averaged 0.4 assists per game, 0.1 fewer per game than his average assists prop bet over/under of 0.5.
Backlund has covered his assists prop bet totals in only 14 out of 42 opportunities (33.3%).
The Oilers' opponents are putting up 4.8 assists per game, which is the 17th-most given up by an NHL squad this season.
Odds and insights reflect consensus player props available as of April 29, 2021. As such, there may not be player prop bet data available for all games played.
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