Best player prop bets for Tuesday's NHL Slate: McDavid set to torch Vancouver

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) and center Leon Draisaitl (29)
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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 a nine-game slate on Monday, we are back with just a six-game schedule on Tuesday. The action starts at 7:00 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 Goal (+102)

We will look again to a player from lowly Ottawa to do exactly what he did the other night. Brady Tkachuk being the guy in question and shots on goal being the task we will be looking for. As mentioned, the other night we backed a shots on goal prop for Tkachuk. The line for this prop was 3.5 and he ended up having eight shots on goal. Strangely enough, the Senators played the Canadiens in that game and will play them here tonight as well. Tkachuk now has 85 shots on goal this season, leading the NHL. He is averaging 4.25 shots per game, so we believe there is plenty of reason to back the over here too.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators.

Nicklas Backstrom Over 0.5 Assists (+100)

The Washington Capitals will look to win their second game in a row when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Here we are going to look to one of their top players to find an assist. That player being Nicklas Backstrom. He leads the team with 14 assists and sits top 10 in the NHL in the same category. Backstrom had two assists in their most recent win, so he is a vital part of this team’s success. With this prop being set at even money, we like Backstrom’s chances to replicate his recent performance against New Jersey. For that reason, we will back the over.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals.

Connor McDavid Over 1.5 Points (+100)

It has been a little while since we went to a Connor McDavid prop, but tonight looks like a decent opportunity. He is coming off a five-point performance against Calgary for starters. In this game, McDavid had a hat trick and two assists. He continues to lead the NHL with 37 points. This breaks down to 25 assists and 12 goals. He is averaging 1.85 points per game, so we believe there is a good chance he will find two points here. The Oilers have faced the Canucks twice this season and McDavid has a total of four points. Because he can do everything for this team and because this prop is at even money, we will back him to generate at two points.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks.

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