Auston Matthews, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2016, made an emphatic debut with the Maple Leafs by scoring four goals against the Ottawa Senators – the most anyone has ever scored in their NHL debut. His first three goals actually came on his first three shots, if that gives you any indication of how good this kid actually is.
[custom:bodog-link] has put up a variety of proposition bets for Matthews’ second game and for the rest of the 2016-17 season and I’ve outlined some of my favorites in this article.
Will Auston Matthews Score a Goal Saturday vs the Bruins?
The reasonable reaction when someone snaps in their very first game is that it’s “beginner's luck” or just a crazy roll of the dice but this kid is legit. Obviously, he’s not going to score 328 goals – that’s what he’s on pace for – but he is going to score a lot. Boston allowed three goals to the Columbus Blue Jackets in their first game so you have to think the Leafs pop a few as well. [custom:bodog-link] is offering +165 odds for the American youngster to get at least one goal Saturday.
Will Auston Matthews record a point Saturday vs the Bruins?
At -105 value this is a no-brainer. Matthews could lead his team in points this year and I see no reason why he doesn’t get in on a goal Saturday.
How Many Hat tricks will Matthews score in the 2016-17 regular season?
The total line for this wager is set at 1.5 meaning Matthews needs to record just one more hat trick to cash the OVER on this bet. I am definitely a realist but come on, Matthews scores four in his very first NHL game and you expect me to not absolutely hammer the OVER here at +150? Sorry, I don’t have that kind of restraint. The new hope of the Toronto Maple Leafs has 81 more games to achieve the feat and with the way goals are being scored in the early hours of the season? He might score five hat tricks.
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