Today's best NHL prop bet picks & predictions, Saturday 10/28: Matthew Tkachuk tucks his first of the year

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The NHL slate has 9 games on Saturday beginning at 1:00 pm ET. Most of the action will be tonight in what sets up to be a fantastic night of hockey. There are division rivalry games, matchups between rolling teams, and matchups between struggling teams looking to break out.

You can also find out our NHL predictions for today’s slate, but for now, let’s dive into our best NHL prop bets.

Matthew Tkachuk anytime goalscorer (+105)

After a career year last season with 40 goals and 109 points, Florida’s Matthew Tkachuk is back on a point-per-game pace to start this season. Last year was his second consecutive year of 40+ goals and 100+ points. Tkachuk has become even more comfortable with his team and is firmly in the prime of his career. Look for him to dial it up even further than his current pace as the season progresses.

Despite 6 points in 6 games, Tkachuk has not yet tallied a goal as all 6 of his points have been assists, but he is going to score at some point, and why not against the Kraken, who have been unremarkable to start the year? Seattle is 2-4-2 and has allowed 4.2 goals per game across the last 5 games. The Panthers have won 3 of their last 4 and if they can keep rolling, Tkachuk will be in the mix for offensive production and a chance to score.

Check out our best bets for Saturday’s NHL slate.

Josh Norris over 0.5 points (-130)

A 3-4-0 record for both Ottawa and Pittsburgh is no reason for them to sound any alarms just yet by any means. But 7 games into the season, they both have had a 3-game losing streak and the Senators are currently in theirs. This game could be a wild one with Ottawa pressing to snap that losing streak and Pittsburgh looking to get some consistency. If these teams run up the score, Josh Norris has a great chance to get on the scoresheet.

In 4 games played this year, Norris has 3 goals and 2 assists. The Senators have scored the 5th-most goals per game early on this season but have allowed the 10th-most goals per game too. If this becomes a high-scoring game and gets chippy, Norris will get even more ice time as he will be leaned on to produce. He is on the second line and first power-play unit. The opportunity should be there for Norris to collect at least a point.

You can also check out today’s NHL mega parlay

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