Six games in the NHL are scheduled for Tuesday, so there’s plenty of action on the board. Below are some of my favorite Tuesday picks and shot prop bets. If you’re looking for more bets this season, check out the FTN Bet Tracker on FTNBets.com. I’m currently +53.09 units in the NHL.
Colorado Avalanche -105 (DraftKings) @ Vegas Golden Knights -110 (WilliamHill) – 5.5
This is the second of four straight games between these two Stanley Cup teams. It was the Golden Knights who defeated the avalanche 1-0 at the first meeting. Both teams received strong goalkeeping from their starters as Marc-Andre Fleury put aside all 30 shots he had en route to his second shutout of the season. He is 7-1-0 with 1.38 GAA and 0.944 SV% through eight starts. In the meantime, Philipp Grubauer was just as good and has been fantastic this season as he starts the week with a 7-3-0 record that goes along with 1.61 GAA and 0.937 SV%. He also has two shutouts this season.
It remains to be seen whether Colorado will bring Cale Makar or Gabriel Landeskog back into the line-up for the rematch. You could use Makar with Samuel Girard currently in an injured reserve. I expect the Avs to get back on their feet when Makar and Landeskog return to the line-up, but I think we’ll see a game similar to Sunday. It’s extremely difficult to contemplate the ending despite all the firepower on either side.
Forecast: 2-1, avalanche
Best bet: Under 5.5
Prop Bet: Mikko Rantanen O 2.5 SOG
Washington Capitals +105 (PointsBet) @ Pittsburgh Penguins -120 (DraftKings) – 6.5
The Penguins took a 6-3 win over the capitals on Sunday, led by Bryan Rust, who scored two goals. Rust had three points in victory and has six over a three-game point series. He was named the third star of the week in the NHL after scoring three goals in 20 shots in the last three games. Look for Rust’s shooting prop and slam the over when it’s back to 2.5. He has been over 2.5 years old in seven of his last nine games since joining Sidney Crosby.
Pittsburgh have won all three games against Washington this season, but this game is over. The Pens finished nine of their 13 games and the Capitals finished 11 of their 13 games.
Forecast: 4-3, Washington
Best bet: over 6.5
Prop: Bryant Rust OVER 2.5 SOG
Others to consider:
Pages: New York Islanders; Dallas Stars
Total: Minnesota Wild @ Los Angeles Kings U 5.5; New Jersey Devils @ New York Rangers U 5.5
Shot Props: Alex Ovechkin OVER 3.5 SOG; Anders Lee OVER 2.5 SOG