Best player props for Thursday’s NHL slate: Sebastian Aho stays hot

There are 10 games on the NHL slate for Thursday night. There is a bit of everything in the lineup as there are 6 cross-conference games, 3 divisional games and 1 powerhouse matchup in the East as the Hurricanes visit the Maple Leafs at 7:00 pm ET. We have looked through the games to find two player props with good value and a great chance of hitting. Odds are available at FanDuel at time of publishing.

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Sebastian Aho over 0.5 goals (+190)

Sebastian Aho has been on fire recently, as he has a goal in each of his last 3 games. This is no coincidence either, as he leads the Hurricanes in goals on the season. He will also get plenty of opportunities to extend that goal-scoring streak to 4 games as he is their top line center and on their first power-play unit, which currently ranks 4th in the NHL.

His opponent on Thursday, the Maple Leafs, are projected to be starting their 3rd string goalie, Erik Kallgren. Kallgren has 1 start this season, a shutout of the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. The difference is the Stars are a below-average offense, while the Hurricanes rank in the top 5. Look for Aho to lead the Hurricanes’ attack and place your bet on Aho over 0.5 goals.

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Anthony Duclair over 0.5 goals (+250)

Anthony Duclair has picked up his game in his second season in Florida. In only 52 games, he has already surpassed his career-high in goals in a season with 24, with still plenty of hockey to play. Recently, he’s been finding the back of the net, as he has 3 goals in his last 5 games. Even though he is on the 3rd line, he is on the top power play unit that ranks in the top 10. He also has been putting a lot of pucks to the net, as he has averaged just under 3 shots per game in his last 5 games as well.

Duclair’s Panthers will be playing the Golden Knights, who have been a mess lately, especially on the back end. They just went 0-5 on their road trip where they allowed an average of 4.6 goals against per game. Look for Duclair to light the lamp and place your bet on Duclair over 0.5 goals.

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