NHL picks: 4 best bets for Tuesday night
Andrew Berkshire provides his best NHL picks and predictions for Tuesday night's action, including three goal scorer props.
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COVID isn’t taking players out of games at quite the same frequency as it was right before the holidays, but to say things are stable would not be very honest. We’re getting games nightly now at least, but who is playing in those games is very up in the air. With that said, we’ll continue to do our best to give you the best advice possible. Let’s dig in.
How often do you get to bet on a team that’s 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and get decent odds? That’s the case with this one, as the scorching hot Predators roar into Vegas. Florida is admittedly facing a great team, but one Vegas just lost Max Pacioretty to wrist surgery, and Mark Stone is still unlikely to play.
The Predators are currently pretty healthy, and only have two players subject to COVID protocols, while the Golden Knights are missing arguably their two most important players. This is a great time to go Nashville.
If anyone is due to start scoring this season, it’s got to be MacKinnon. Eighteen games into his season, MacKinnon is scoring on just 4.2 per cent of his shots, with just three goals in 18 games. Considering he’s scored on over 11 per cent of his shots on average the last four years, I don’t think that’s going to continue for long.
Currently on a 10-game point streak, MacKinnon has 27 points already this season despite barely scoring himself. Over 82 games, that’s over a 120-point pace, while shooting 4.2 per cent! McDavid is the most absurd player in the NHL, but MacKinnon isn’t that far behind.
Speaking of players who are due, Pastrnak has been one of the best goal scorers in the NHL for the last five seasons, and is shooting just 6.7 per cent. Pastrnak hasn’t lit the lamp in nine games, with 28 shots on goal over that time.
Despite scoring at about half the rate of his usual self, Pastrnak is still leading the Bruins in shot attempts per minute played, and trails only Patrice Bergeron and Craig Smith in scoring chances. Things can’t keep going sideways for one of the best goal scorers of his generation.
We’re tripling down on incredible goal scorers today, and Connor is in perfect company here. Connor is on track for the best season of his career, currently at a 50-goal pace if he plays every game, and he’s not even having a year with an outsized shooting percentage.
In fact, Connor’s 14.7 per cent shooting percentage this year is lower than his career average of 15.4 per cent. Not by a significant margin of course, but his season hasn’t been a lucky streak. The big difference for Connor has been doubling down on shooting - he on pace for 341 shots this season, which would be over 100 more than his previous career high.