Best player props for Tuesday's NHL slate: Draisaitl to strike again
There are 3 games on Tuesday’s NHL slate, we’re going to take a deeper dive into one of the matchups and pick a player prop we think will provide good value and will have a great chance of hitting. The action starts at 7pm ET and the final game of the night starts at 9pm ET.
Leon Draisaitl over 0.5 goals (+100)
Through 17 games of the season, Leon Draisaitl is leading the league in goals with 18 at more than a goal per game. In his last 6 games, he’s scored 8 goals. The Oilers were overtaken in the Pacific Division standings by their Provincial rivals, the Calgary Flames recently. Expect Draisaitl and Connor McDavid to play their A games tonight as they look to jump back into first place in their division.
These are two of the most dynamic players in the league and they are dominant on the powerplay nearly every night together. Draisaitl is averaging just under 4 minutes of powerplay time and leads the league in powerplay goals with 9. In the last month, he’s gone scoreless in only 4 games. There’s no reason to think he’s going to slow down, and +100 provides bettors with great odds considering what he’s done in the most recent stretch of games.
The Dallas Stars are allowing 3.13 goals per game and have the 5th-worst penalty-kill in the league. Against the Oilers’ powerplay, the best in the league, it might not be a matter of if, but a matter of when Edmonton scores tonight. The Oilers are averaging the 3rd-most goals per game with 3.88. If Draisaitl can continue the pace he’s on tonight, expect him to be an anytime goalscorer for +100.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars