NHL Tuesday player props: 2 forwards to back at home

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We have a full slate of games on the docket tonight, which means the return of shot props.

Let's dive into a couple of my favorite targets to back.

Mark Scheifele over 2.5 shots (-118)

The Panthers are one of the best teams in the NHL. On the surface, they don't seem like a side you want to target. Quite the contrary, as they play such fast-paced, high-event hockey that players can routinely hit the number against them even in losing efforts.

Believe it or not, only four teams have allowed a higher rate of five-on-five shots over the last 10 games: the Canadiens, Sabres, Blue Jackets, and Blues. Yeah, Florida is in that territory.

Kyle Connor is the obvious target, but you have to pay a hefty price to back him. As such, Scheifele is arguably the top option.

Scheifele ranks second on the Jets in shot attempts over the last 10 games, resulting in him averaging 3.4 shots on goal per contest.

I like him to stay hot and go over the number once again in what should be a high-event affair.

Teuvo Teravainen over 2.5 shots (-118)

You want to avoid Teravainen on the road as he's generated three shots or more just eight times in 19 tries, a 42% success rate.

It's a much different story when games are played in Carolina, where the coaching staff can put him in advantageous matchups. Teravainen has registered at least three shots 12 times in 18 home games, a 66% hit rate.

With implied odds of just 54%, I see a definite edge backing Teravainen on home soil. The fact that the Golden Knights are playing in the latter half of a road back-to-back only makes the pick more enticing.

Not to mention, Vegas is of the worst teams at preventing shot attempts while shorthanded - and Teravainen does a lot of his damage on the power play.

There's a lot to like with him tonight.

Todd Cordell is a sports betting writer at theScore. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @ToddCordell.

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