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The NHL continues another huge run after the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday set of games. There are going to be a dynamic set of games that have great value in the sports gambling side. This Tuesday is going to be a great opportunity for casual NHL fans and sports bettors to potentially earn winnings through sportsbooks on player props.
Here are our favorite NHL player prop picks for Tuesday.
It has been a busy few days for Colorado Avalanche defender Cale Makar. On Monday, it was announced he was one of the other two players for the Avalanche to play in the 2024 NHL All-Star Game. That night, Makar accounted for three total points, with one of them being an assist and two being goals in the 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
He has had a huge season for the Avalanche as he has been one of the best overall defensive players in the league while also being one of the top offensive playmakers for Colorado. In 39 games this season, Makar has accounted for 51 total points (third on the team), with 10 of them being goals and 41 being assists.
He has accounted for two or more points in three of the seven games in January. Coming from a defender is incredibly impressive.
The Senators’ defense is among the worst in the league as they allow an average of 3.68 goals per game. If there is a chance for Makar to have a stellar encore performance much like last night, it will be against the Senators.
It has been a difficult season for the Chicago Blackhawks and it is even more difficult without star rookie center Connor Bedard on the ice due to a broken jaw. During the few games that Bedard has been out, centers Colin Blackwell and Jason Dickinson have picked up the productivity.
Dickinson has accounted for a goal or an assist in the first two games without Bedard on the ice. The Blackhawks defeated the Calgary Flames 4-3 at home in their first game without Bedard. Dickinson accounted for an assist in the game.
The Blackhawks, who have been slowly improving on the ice, are set to host the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks possess the worst-ranked defense in the league by allowing 3.65 goals per game. This game should be a great opportunity for role players like Dickinson to continue their rise to becoming more productive players, especially against a defense as terrible as the Sharks.
The final game of the night is set to feature an Eastern Conference versus Western Conference All-Canadian matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Edmonton Oilers. This game is going to feature some of the best offenses in the league, led by some of the most elite players in the league. Toronto is going to be led by center Auston Matthews, while Edmonton is going to be led by center Connor McDavid.
The defense for the Oilers has improved significantly throughout the season, while the Maple Leafs have declined in productivity. Toronto is ranked 21st in the league in goals allowed per game (3.24) going into Tuesday’s matchup.
Among the players that will make a huge difference for the Oilers, outside of McDavid, is center Leon Draisaitl. He has accounted for two or more points in three of the six games last played as he has been an essential player for the offense. Draisaitl has accounted for at least two points in the two games where Edmonton has scored at least five goals in the last two weeks.
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