Welcome Back Crosby: Penguins Odds & Prop Bets Reflect Return of ‘The Kid’

Posted on January 14, 2020

Sidney Crosby is back.

“Sid the Kid” has been sidelined since mid-November when he had surgery for a “muscle injury repair.” He returned to practice on Dec. 31 and will play on Jan. 14 when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Minnesota Wild.

The Penguins tweeted Crosby’s return a little after 11 a.m. ET.

 

Pittsburgh ready for Crosby return

BetRivers Sportsbook followed up with a Crosby-centric tweet of its own, complete with betting lines for tonight’s game.

Crosby last played on Nov. 9. The Penguins went 18-6-4 in his absence and possess the third-best record in the Eastern Conference (28-12-5). Crosby hasn’t been the only ailing Penguin. The team suffered 188 man-games lost this season.

Before we look ahead, let’s look back. The Penguins opened the season:

  • +2,000 to win the Stanley Cup
  • +900 to win the Eastern Conference
  • +350 to win the Metropolitan Division

Edmonton’s Connor McDavid opened the season as the favorite for league MVP and Crosby was +1,100 for the honor. McDavid is running away as the favorite to win it (25 goals, 46 assists, 71 points). NHL player futures are not currently listed at PA sportsbooks, however.

With Crosby back in action, it’s a good time to check in on the Penguins’ current odds at PA online betting apps.

BetRivers online sportsbook

For tonight’s “Welcome back, Sid” game the Penguins are -113 on the moneyline at BetRivers.

Sidney Crosby player props

  • First goal:+850
  • Last goal: +850
  • To score: +123

Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Futures

  • Stanley Cup winner: +1600
  • Eastern Conference: +700

FanDuel online sportsbook

As of 2 p.m., Crosby was not listed for any player props at FanDuel Sportsbook. However, FanDuel is offering an NHL odds boost that includes the Penguins.

Penguins, Islanders and Bruins all to win +310 is boosted from +273.

Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Futures

  • Stanley Cup winner: +1,600
  • Eastern Conference winner: +750
  • Metropolitan Division winner: +340

FOX Bet online sportsbook

FOX Bet PA has a number of #CustomBets for the Wild vs. Penguins game. The popular ones are:

  • Eric Staal to score a goal and Wild to win +700
  • Jason Zucker to score a goal and Wild to win +600
  • Both teams to score at least 4 goals (excluding OT) +500
  • Evgeni Malkin to score a goal and Penguins to win +320
  • Patric Hornqvist to score a goal and Penguins to win +320

Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Futures

  • Stanley Cup winner: +1,400
  • Eastern Conference winner: +850
  • Metropolitan Division winner: +275

DraftKings online sportsbook

Will Crosby score during his return? At DraftKings Sportsbook, the odds are identical to BetRivers.

  • First goal: +850 
  • Last goal: +850
  • To score: +123

Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Futures

  • Stanley Cup winner: +1,600
  • Eastern Conference winner: +700
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