NHL Tuesday player props: Hintz to feast in Chicago
Our shot props stayed hot on Monday night, as two of three came through for us. Naturally, it was superstar Leon Draisaitl - in a dream spot against the Coyotes - that failed to get the job done.
We'll look to build on Monday's success with three more props for Tuesday night's big slate. Let's dig in.
Roope Hintz over 2.5 shots (-110)
Hintz is quietly on a nice little shooting run away from home. He has hit in 60% of his last 20 road dates, including seven of the past 10. The volume discrepancy we've seen from Hintz on the road compared to at home has been noticeable all season long, and it's only growing.
We'll use recent 10-game increments for perspective. Hintz has averaged 3.7 shot attempts over his last 10 in Dallas. That's not exactly an ideal volume for someone you need three shots on target from to have success.
Luckily, his road volume is much higher. Hintz has averaged 5.5 over his past 10 away from home. Significantly better.
Perhaps even more important than his road splits, which are much better, is the matchup against the Blackhawks. They rank dead last in shots allowed per game to centers over the last 10.
Hintz took full advantage when he faced Chicago a couple of weeks ago, piling up seven shots on a whopping 12 attempts.
Although I don't expect Hintz to replicate those numbers, he's very much worth backing on the road in a mouth-watering matchup.
Shea Theodore over 2.5 shots (-105)
Opposing defensemen have been the Oilers' Achilles' heel all year long. Although their numbers are a tad better of late, the Oilers rank 28th in shots allowed per game to defenders. Enter Theodore.
The gifted Golden Knights blue-liner has been the team's best shot generator of late - particularly on home soil. Theodore has generated 64 attempts over the past 10 games in Vegas, which puts him 15 clear of the next-closest Golden Knight, Jack Eichel.
A nice little bonus for Theodore is that the Oilers take a lot of penalties. Only five teams have spent more time shorthanded than Edmonton this season.
With Theodore quarterbacking the top power play and taking his fair share of shots on the man advantage, he should have an extra couple of opportunities that could well be the difference in going over the number.
Win or lose, I expect Theodore to be heavily involved in Vegas' attack.
Viktor Arvidsson over 0.5 points (-120)
Arvidsson is as hot as any shooter in the NHL, having gone over his total (3.5) in eight of the past 10 games while falling just one puck short in each exception.
It just so happens one of those losses came against tonight's opponent: the Flames.
Rather than back Arvidsson to hit against one of the league's best shot-suppression sides, we're going to take a different route with Arvidsson: the point market.
All of his shooting - and the Kings' ability to control play when he's on the ice - is leading to production. Arvidsson has put up 12 points over the past 10 games, tied for tops on L.A.
Arvidsson has a strong history against the Flames as well. He has registered at least a point in five of his last six against Calgary, totaling seven points in that span.
With the Adrian Kempe line likely to draw Calgary's top players at even strength, Arvidsson should get an easier matchup at five-on-five. He also skates on the top power play, giving him exposure to all of the team's top players with extra time and space to work with.
Jacob Markstrom hasn't exactly been great this season. Give me the hot hand to find the scoresheet at least once at a very reasonable price.
Todd Cordell is a sports betting writer at theScore. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @ToddCordell.
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