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The second night back from the 2024 NHL All-Star weekend is set to bring some highly anticipated games that should have great betting value. Among these games scheduled for tonight are potential shootouts, which is going to be a great opportunity for fans of the NHL and sports betting to make player prop bets.
Here are our favorite NHL player prop picks for Tuesday.
The Dallas Stars go on the road as slight favorites against a Buffalo Sabres team that had found a good rhythm before the NHL All-Star Break. The Stars, however, had developed a good rhythm, especially on the offensive side of the ice.
The Sabres’ defense has experienced problems trying to suppress offenses that possess a variety of impact players instead of a superstar. Buffalo is going to try to limit the potential of forward Jason Robertson, which will leave players like center Roope Hintz to account for big performances.
Hintz has been consistent in the last two months for Dallas. In December, he accounted for 15 points in 13 games played. 10 of them are where he accounted for a goal or an assist. In January, he accounted for 14 points with all of them coming in the 10 games before the NHL All-Star Break.
While the Sabres’ defense has improved before the All-Star Break, they are still among the bottom half of the league in goals allowed per game (20th – 3.14 goals allowed per game).
Last night, the Colorado Avalanche dropped their first game back from the NHL All-Star Break in the 2-1 overtime road loss to the New York Rangers. The Avalanche, who possesses one of the top offenses in the league, only accounted for one goal. That goal was from center Nathan MacKinnon off an assist from defenders Cale Makar and Josh Manson.
Tonight, the Avalanche are attempting to rebound from the lackluster offensive performance at the New Jersey Devils. This is the game for Colorado to re-establish their rhythm as the defense of the Devils is among one of the worst defensive units in the league. New Jersey is allowing an average of 3.55 goals per game (29th in the league).
This should be another easy game for Cale Makar to help get his teammates into great scoring positions. Makar has accumulated 59 points (third on the team) with 47 coming for a team-high in assists. He is the most productive non-offensive player in the league and a reason why the Avalanche should easily rebound tonight.
The final game of the night should also be the most enjoyable if you are a fan of offense. The second season matchup of the Edmonton Oilers and the Vegas Golden Knights should be another potential shootout, marking a game of great value for player prop bets.
In the Oilers’ win over the Golden Knights earlier in the season, Oilers star center Connor McDavid accounted for a goal and two assists. Throughout the season, the defense of the Golden Knights suffered significantly in terms of efficiency. The Golden Knights are ranked 26th in the league in goals allowed per game (2.74).
Edmonton’s offense is one of the top units in the league as they are averaging 3.51 goals per game, fourth in the league. McDavid is coming off a stellar performance from the 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend in Toronto, he should have a great opportunity to continue that dominance.
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