Best player prop for Monday's NHL slate: Miller gets back on track

Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller (9) passes the puck against the Colorado Avalanche in the third period at Rogers Arena. Colorado won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports
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Connor Grootenhuis

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To start this week in the hockey world, we have 4 games on tonight’s NHL slate. The action gets started at 7:00 p.m. ET and wraps up with the final game of the night beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET. We are bringing you a player prop for tonight’s slate that is sure to enhance the action. Along with this prop, be sure to check out our full game previews for all 4 matchups tonight. You can also follow Pickswise and myself on Twitter for plenty of extra betting content covering all sports.

J.T. Miller over 0.5 points (-135)

Line available at DraftKings at time of publishing

J.T. Miller is Vancouver’s leading scorer. The 28-year-old center has registered 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 22 games so far this season, but he has not found the score sheet in 4 straight games. That means he is due. Miller mans the Canucks’ second line and their top power play unit, and he is seeing over 21 minutes of ice time per game. He is around the puck a lot, and it is only a matter of time until he finds his way back to the score sheet. There seems to be a good chance that happens tonight in Vancouver’s matchup against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Canadiens are having a rough season thus far, and they are giving up a ton of goals. In fact, the 83 goals they have given up are the most in all of hockey. In addition, they are allowing 3.61 goals per game, which is the second-most in the league. Montreal has gotten shaky goaltending all season long, as Jake Allen and Sam Montembeault have both been pedestrian. Allen is posting a .902 save percentage and Montembeault posting an .897 save percentage. The Habs have allowed an average of 4.13 goals per game over their last 8 contests, so the Canucks should be able to have a strong offensive night. Look for Miller to lead the charge and get back on track in tonight’s matchup.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens.

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