Best player prop bets for Wednesday's NHL slate: The shots to keep coming for Tkachuk

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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We’ve got a six-game slate for Wednesday’s NHL card, and that means there are plenty of opportunities for value. Right now we’re going to be focusing on player props, bringing you a few of our favorite props. Before you bet these, make sure you also check out our picks on the side and total for every game. We’ve been having a great NHL season so far, let’s keep it going on Wednesday.

Max Pacioretty Over 4 Shots on Goal (+110)

We will continue to go back to this Vegas team because they continue to treat us well in terms of player props. The Golden Knights did not win their most recent game against the Wild, but Max Pacioretty was able to fire five shots on goal to cash our prop. We are going to the exact same play because oddsmakers are still giving us a generous price. Pacioretty is averaging 4.3 shots on goal per game and has 100 total shots on goal this season. The next highest shot taker on Vegas is Jonathan Marchessault with 56 shots, so we like for Pacioretty to find plenty of success shooting the puck.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild.

Brady Tkachuk Over 3.5 Shots on Goal (-120)

The Ottawa Senators continue to struggle almost every night, but there is reason to believe that Brady Tkachuk is going to have plenty of shots on goal tonight against a somewhat leaky Edmonton defense. Tkachuk still has the most shots on goal in the entire league with 122. That averages out to 4.3 shots on goal. Also, in five games against the Oilers this season, Tkachuk is averaging 4.6 shots on goal per game against them. That includes five shots on goal in their most recent game. Because Tkachuk continues to fire away, regardless of if he is scoring or not, we will back his over here.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Ottawa Senators vs. Edmonton Oilers.  

Anze Kopitar Over 0.5 Assists (-115)

The Los Angeles Kings are far from a good team this season. They are not the worst, but they are going to have to do a lot of work to make a push for the playoffs. Tonight we will be backing on of their top players to bag another assist. That player being Anze Kopitar. He is leading the Kings with 30 points and has 24 assists. He has seven assists in his last five games, including two in the most recent game with this same Anaheim team. In two games against the Ducks, Kopitar is averaging one assist against them, so we like him to be heavily involved here as well.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks.

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