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3 NHL Player Prop Bets to Target on Friday 3/1/24

Tom Vecchio
Tom Vecchio@Tom_Vecchio1

Player props can be useful in a variety of ways -- from taking advantage of them straight up to measuring a player's potential to produce in daily fantasy hockey on FanDuel. Here, we're going to focus on the former.

Utilizing numberFire's projections as a guide, here are some NHL player props bets that look appealing via the NHL odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Please note that betting lines and numberFire's projections may change throughout the day after this article is published.

NHL Prop Bets

Owen Tippett To Score a Goal (+160)

With a strong matchup, Owen Tippett can break a four-game goal drought versus the Washington Capitals tonight.

Tippett has been solid all year for the Philadelphia Flyers, coming in with 21 goals and 214 shots on goal through 56 games. He routinely piles up the shots and does so via a primary offensive role on the first forward line and the first power-play unit.

The Capitals are struggling on defense recently, allowing 3.39 Goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations, which is the eighth-worst in the league over the last two weeks.

Over that same time, the Flyers are scoring a very solid 3.61 Goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations, putting them as the fifth-highest team in the league.

Tippett has no goals over his last four games but that hasn't stopped him from firing the puck with 18 shots on goal over that time. With Travis Konecny out of the lineup for the Flyers, Tippett is the team's leading goal-scorer, and this is the type of matchup to show that off.

Claude Giroux To Score a Goal (+175)

A big 3.71 implied goal total for the Ottawa Senators should be no issue to reach against the struggling Arizona Coyotes.

Struggling is a nice way to put things considering the Coyotes are on a 14-game losing streak, with their last win coming on January 22nd.

During this losing streak, the Coyotes are allowing 3.75 Goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations, which, unsurprisingly, is the worst in the NHL.

This leads me to Claude Giroux, who is another player in the midst of a goal-drought. Giroux hasn't scored in his last seven games, but has 17 shots on goal in that time, while still seeing time on the second forward line and the first power-play unit.

If there is any time for Giroux to break this goal drought, it's against one of the worst defenses in the league who can't stop anybody right now.

Nico Hischier To Record 4+ Shots on Goal (+110)

When it comes to overall offensive pressure, the New Jersey Devils are always among the best in the league.

By "offensive pressure" I mean Total Shot Attempts Created. That is a good baseline indication for an offense and how they like to play, with the Devils being a great example of a strong team.

Over the last two weeks, the Devils' offense has generated 67.70 Total Shot Attempts per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations, which is the fifth-best in the league. For the entire season, their rate is at 63.08, which is the sixth-best in the league.

They now get to take on the Anaheim Ducks, who have allowed 62.97 Total Shot Attempts in the same situations, which is good for the ninth-worst in the league over the last two weeks.

We'll look to Nico Hischier, who is the center on the first forward line and the first power-play for the Devils. Over his last 10 games, he has hit 4+ shots on goal six times, a trend that should only continue tonight with this matchup.


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