NHL Player Prop Bets for Oilers-Stars Game 4

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 our projections -- which are powered by numberFire -- 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 our projections may change throughout the day after this article is published.

NHL Prop Bets

Wyatt Johnston Over 2.5 Shots on Goal (-128)

The Dallas Stars will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 tonight.

After the Stars saw Roope Hintz return to the lineup for Game 3, their forward lines changed a bit. This included moving Wyatt Johnston from the first forward line -- where Hintz returned -- to the third forward line, along with back to the second power-play from the first.

While that is a bit of a decreased offensive role, Johnston was now in a spot to be the primary shooter on the third forward line, which led him to rack up three shots on goal and another three shots that missed.

Six total shots is a solid mark, especially when his prop is sitting at only 2.5 tonight. The change in offensive role isn't ideal but being a primary shooter is. With Johnston averaging 3.1 shots on goal in the Stars' 16 playoff games, he's a proven offensive contributor who can thrive anywhere in the lineup.

Edmonton Oilers 1st Period To Record 10+ Shots on Goal (-138)

After a hot start in Game 3, things fell apart quickly for the Oilers.

Going up 2-0 in the first period is the dream for any home team and that's what we saw from Edmonton in Game 3. However, that didn't phase the Stars and when it was all said and done, Dallas came away with a 5-3 victory.

The Oilers looked great for 20 minutes and looked average to bad for the final 40 minutes. The Stars started slow but ended the game on a high note. If the Oilers want to even up this series, they need a consistent 60 minutes, in line with what we saw from the first period of Game 3.

The early lead wasn't that surprising for Edmonton, a team that has surged to strong starts in this series, and they'll need to replicate that production again tonight.

With that said, the Oilers should look get off to a fast start and that means plenty of pucks on net, which is nothing new for them. In the nine regulation periods of this series, the Oilers have racked up at least 10 shots on goal five times.

Edmonton needs that level of production throughout but specifically, early in the first period.

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