Best player prop bets for Saturday's NHL Slate: Plenty of shots on goal expected

Jan 28, 2020; Buffalo, New York, USA; Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk (7) takes a shot on goal during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center.
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Matthew Lowrimore

NHL · 1 year ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for over a year now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passion is college football and that is the sport he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will do everything he can to make his readers money.

After only three games on Friday, we have a massive 14-game schedule through Saturday. The action starts at 1:00 p.m. ET. Here we are going to focus on the player props and will be looking for guys to step up for their teams. Make sure you also check out our picks on the side and total for every game, as well.

Brady Tkachuk Over 3.5 Shots on Goals (-110)

Ottawa has actually put together a three-game winning streak now and will once again host the Calgary Flames. The Senators just beat down the Flames 6-1 the other night and there may be reason to believe another win is on the table. More importantly, Brady Tkachuk for the Senators continues firing shots on goal at a rapid pace. He cashed our last shots on goal prop easily, so we are backing again tonight. Tkachuk now has 95 shots on goal this season and is averaging 4.3 shots on goal per game. In that 6-1 blowout, Tkachuk had six shots on goal against the Flames, so we expect a similar type of game here on Saturday.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Calgary Flames vs. Ottawa Senators.

Anders Lee Over 2.5 Shots on Goal (-150)

The Islanders are a team that appear to be picking up momentum, just recently beating the Boston Bruins, 7-2. Here we are going back to Anders Lee, not to assist a goal or even score, but to fire some shots on goal. Lee leads the Islanders with 63 shots and averages 3.3 shots on goal per game. With a prop line of 2.5, we like Lee to fire at least three shots on goal here. He is coming off the Boston game having had five shots on goal and has 11 shots on goal in four games against the Penguins. That averages out to 2.75 shots on goal versus Pittsburgh, so we will still back him here to find at least three shots on target.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders.

Kyle Connor Over 2.5 Shots on Goal (-160)

The Winnipeg Jets are looking like one of the better teams in the league right now, now having won three games in a row. After a slow start against the new look Canadiens, the Jets’ offense exploded for six goals in what was a 6-3 win. Facing Montreal again tonight would have us to believe the Jets are going to have plenty of shots on goal again.

For this game, we are going to focus on Kyle Connor. He has 57 shots on goal this season, which averages out to exactly three per game. However, just in their last three games, Connor has had 13 shots on goal, for an average of 4.3 per game. His ability to score also helps him a ton as he is tied for second on the team in goals. The Canadiens lack of defense is helping fuel this play, so we will look for Connor to at the very least have three shots on goal.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets.

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