Sportsbooks have tasked Nicholas Merkley with beating both a goals and an assists props bet in Saturday's matchup with the Islanders. In this article, let's take a look at how he's performed against the betting market this season when on the ice.
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Nicholas Merkley Prop Bets (5/8/2021)
Nicholas Merkley Prop Bets vs. Islanders
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Betting Trends - Goals
In 6.5% of his games this year (two out of 31), Merkley has recorded more than 0.5 goals.
Merkley's season average of 0.1 goals per game is 0.4 fewer than the average over/under of his goals prop bets of 0.5.
Merkley has gone over on goals prop bets in only 12.5% of his games (two of 16).
Merkley has racked up more than 0.5 goals -- his season-long average goals prop bet over/under -- in two of his 31 games (6.5%).
The Islanders' opponents are scoring 2.2 goals per game, which is the 30th-most allowed by an NHL team this season.
Betting Trends - Assists
Merkley has recorded more than 0.5 assists in six out of 31 games this season (19.4%).
Merkley has averaged 0.3 assists per game, 0.2 fewer per game than his average assists prop bet total of 0.5.
Merkley has covered his assists prop bet over/unders in only three out of 16 opportunities (18.8%).
The Islanders' opponents are putting up 3.9 assists per game, which is the 29th-most allowed by an NHL squad this season.
Odds and insights reflect consensus player props available as of May 7, 2021. As such, there may not be player prop bet data available for all games played.
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