Today's Best NHL Prop Bet Picks & Predictions, Wednesday 3/20: Auston Matthews cashes in against the Caps

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After an absolutely monster 13-game NHL slate last night, fans may be a bit discouraged seeing just 3 games on the board tonight. However, the very first game of the night features 2 of the best goalscorers in the world in Auston Matthews and Alex Ovechkin. With that in mind, it’s a great night for NHL player props, and our experts have shared their best NHL prop bet picks for today below.  Along with our best NHL player props, be sure to check out all of our NHL picks for today’s action.

Auston Matthews over 0.5 goals (-115)

Odds available at time of publishing. Playable to -135.

Well, we already mentioned Auston Matthews, so how could we not start with the American? In fact, the better question is, what hasn’t been said about him at this point? The Arizona native is going for the first 70-goal season since 1992-93, and he was already the first American-born skater to record a 60-goal season just two years ago. 

Although he wasn’t able to find the back of the net last night, he still leads the NHL with 55 goals, and now he gets to face a Washington Capitals team that he has feasted against as of late. The Caps’ goaltending isn’t awful by any means, but Matthews has scored a goal in 3 straight games against them! In the most recent meeting, he only needed a single shot to do so as well. With the form he’s in this season and an opponent he loves, we’re starting our NHL prop bet picks for today with Auston Matthews to find the back of the net.

Read our full Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals predictions

Jason Robertson over 2.5 shots on goal (-125)

Odds available at time of publishing. Playable to -140.

Another skater you could consider to score a goal tonight is Jason Robertson of the Dallas Stars. He and the Stars will be on home ice, where they are the 3rd-highest scoring team in the league, taking on the Arizona Coyotes. While that is certainly a reasonable approach, we are going to go with his shots on goal prop. A bit of an interesting handicap to keep in mind with this market is that it is a bit more of a subjective stat to record, and home stat keepers tend to be more favorable for their home team. 

Even outside of that, Robertson has been firing away against Arizona. In their last matchup, he recorded 7 shots on goal, and in his last 4 games against them, he’s never had less than 4 shots on goal. It also doesn’t hurt that the Coyotes are inside the bottom 10 when it comes to shots allowed per game. They also allowed 38 shots on goal in their last matchup, so we’ll add to our NHL prop bet picks for today with Jason Robertson to record at least 3 shots on goal.

Read our full Arizona Coyotes vs Dallas Stars predictions

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