Best player prop for Monday's NHL slate: McDavid puts the pressure on

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Connor Grootenhuis

NHL· 1 month ago

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Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face the Seattle Kraken tonight at 9:30 pm ET. It’s only natural that we bet a player prop. I have one in mind, and I will share that here this afternoon. Along with this prop, be sure to check out our game previews for each of the 3 NHL games tonight. You can also follow along with our NHL Monday mega parlay, which is paying out at +793 odds.  All in all, it’s a great night for some hockey betting.

Connor McDavid over 3.5 shots on goal (-110)

Line available at DraftKings at time of publishing

McDavid has always been able to put pressure on opposing goaltenders. He leads a high-scoring Oilers team that is sixth in the league with an average of 34.1 shots per game. Tonight, McDavid and the Oilers face the NHL’s newest team, the Seattle Kraken. This will be Seattle’s first time ever facing McDavid and company, and slowing them down will not be an easy task. Seattle will also be in a situation where they will need to go to their third goalie Joey Daccord. Philip Grubauer played last night, and Chris Driedger is injured. That could trigger a bit more aggressiveness from the Edmonton offense. McDavid is averaging over 5.5 shots per game so far this season, and he has 9 shots in each of his last 2 games. With that in mind, this total of 3.5 seems a bit low. McDavid should be able to register 4+ shots tonight.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Seattle Kraken vs Edmonton Oilers

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