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Crosby vs Ovechkin Most Points Prop and Scoring History

Ovechkin Crosby

Two of the NHL’s premier players will write another chapter in their rivalry when Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals hit the ice against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs. Washington vs Pittsburgh has been a prime-time matchup ever since Crosby and Ovechkin entered the league, and the matchup will be magnified more than ever with a trip to the Eastern Conference finals on the line.

With so much interest in the two superstars, online sportsbook Bovada has created a prop for which player will score the most points in the series. Sid the Kid opened as a -200 favorite, with Ovi coming back at +150.  

If you’re wondering why Crosby is the favorite, the reasons are obvious as he has more points in the playoffs so far, more points in the regular season, and more points in head-to-head matchups with Ovechkin.

Here’s a look at the numbers:

Crosby vs Ovechkin Stats History
SituationCrosby Ovechkin
Head-to-Head All-Time (54 Games — Regular Season + Playoffs)75 points64 points
Head-to-Head This Season (3 Games)5 points5 points
Points in 2017 Playoffs7 points3 points
Points in Regular Season89 points69 points

Besides Crosby's scoring advantage, the Pens are 33-21 vs the Caps with Crosby and Ovechkin in the lineup and Canadian hockey fans will be quick to point out two Olympic gold medals for Crosby with Ovechkin earning nothing but a participation ribbon in the Olympics... Those exist, right?

Who will record more points in the Series

Odds as of April 26 at Bovada

  • Alexander Ovechkin +150
  • Sidney Crosby -200
Total Points in series - Alexander Ovechkin

Odds as of April 26 at Bovada

  • OVER 5.5 -115
  • UNDER 5.5 -115
Total Points in series - Sidney Crosby

Odds as of April 26 at Bovada

  • OVER 7 -115
  • UNDER 7 -115

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