Sidney Crosby is on the verge of joining a very exclusive club. He’s two goals away from 500 which will make him the 46th player in NHL history to reach the feat. DraftKings is offering a “Crosby 500th Goal Special” prop bet where you can wager on when the Penguin’s captain will score his milestone goal.
Sidney Crosby 500th goal special
The Pittsburgh Penguins return to play after the All-Star Break on Feb. 8 against Boston.
On the DraftKings sportsbook app, under the “NHL” tab on “trending top picks” you’ll find “Crosby 500th Goal Special” which is where you can bet on which team Sidney Crosby will score his 500th regular-season goal. Crosby currently has 498 goals.
- New Jersey Devils +280
- Philadelphia Flyers +425
- Ottawa Senators +475
- Toronto Maple Leafs +600
- Carolina Hurricanes +750
- Any other team +800
- Boston Bruins +950
- New York Rangers +1300
- Columbus Blue Jackets +1800
- Does not score 500th goal during the regular season +5000
Here is the upcoming Penguins schedule to give an idea of when Crosby might notch his 500th goal.
DraftKings started offering the Crosby prop on Jan. 31, and since then, 25% of the money went to the Feb. 1 Washington Capitals game as the date Crosby would score his 500th goal.
According to a representative from DraftKings, the next game receiving the highest handle (22%) is when the Penguins host the Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 15, followed by their Feb. 10 game in Ottawa (19%).
Pittsburgh Penguins 2022 odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins (27-11-8) are currently in third place in the Metropolitan Division. The Pittsburgh Penguins opened the 2021/2022 NHL season +2500 to win the Stanley Cup but some sportsbooks had them priced lower around +2100. To win the Eastern Conference, they were priced between +1100 to +1300 depending on the sportsbook.
Stanley Cup and Eastern Conference winner betting splits
After the All-Star break, here’s a breakdown from DraftKings of where the money is going and how the Penguins fare. (Information provided by DraftKings as of Feb. 7).
2022 Stanley Cup futures Top 5 teams
- Colorado Avalance: 20%
- New York Rangers: 12%
- New York Islanders: 9%
- Carolina Hurricanes: 6%
- St. Louis Blues: 5%
- The Pittsburgh Penguins have 5% of the Stanley Cup futures money at DraftKings
Eastern Conference Winner
- New York Rangers: 22%
- Florida Panthers: 10%
- Boston Bruins: 10%
- Carolina Hurricanes: 8%
- Columbus Blue Jackets: 8%
- Penguins account for 6% of the Eastern Conference futures money.
Metropolitan Division winner splits
- Carolina Hurricanes: 40%
- New York Rangers: 26%
- New York Islanders: 10%
- Philadelphia Flyers: 8%
- Pittsburgh Penguins: 7%
- Washington Capitals 7%
500 goals adds to Crosby’s resume
The first overall pick in the 2005 NHL Draft, Crosby has spent his entire career with the Penguins.
Some of his notable accomplishments:
- The youngest captain in NHL history
- The youngest recipient of Art Ross Trophy
- Won three Stanley Cups (2009, 2016, 2017)
- Scored the game-winning overtime goal in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver to win the gold medal for Canada. Won a second gold medal in 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
Lead image Gene Puskar/AP