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NHL Tuesday player props: Hughes brothers to electrify Vancouver crowd

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Headlined by the battle of the Hughes brothers, we have an exciting slate of games ahead of us on Tuesday night.

Let's take a closer look at a few of my favorite props.

Jeff Skinner over 3.5 shots

Skinner is a certified monster on home ice. He's averaging 4.2 shots on nearly eight attempts per game.

That's translated to great success, as he's gone over his shot total in eight of 11 games in Buffalo. The exceptions came against the Rangers, Flyers, and Canadiens. The former two sides are good at suppressing shots, while Skinner came up just one puck short against Montreal.

I like his chances of having another big performance against the Red Wings. Skinner's line is being centered by the underrated Casey Mittelstadt. He is a pass-happy player who sits tied for fifth in the NHL in five-on-five assists. He'll be looking to get Skinner the puck every chance he gets.

The Red Wings are also a mediocre defensive side that tends to give up more volume on the road. With the Sabres in desperate need of a win, I expect them to lean heavily on Skinner in this game.

Odds: +105 (playable to -125)

Jack Hughes over 4.5 shots

Hughes has taken things up a notch since returning from injury. He's played in five games and generated no fewer than six shots on goal in any of them.

Hughes has piled up 39 shots and 60 attempts over that five-game span, which equates to nearly eight shots and 10 attempts per contest. Remarkable volume.

I expect Hughes to continue firing at will against the Canucks. For one, the Devils started the season surprisingly slow and need all the points they can get. That means Hughes will see an insane workload so long as this game is remotely close.

Hughes will also have some extra pep in his step playing against his older brother, Quinn Hughes. Jack has at least two points in four straight games against the Canucks and combined to generate 22 shots on goal over the last three meetings.

This version of the Canucks is the best Jack has seen, but even so, the matchup doesn't matter to him. He's a serious threat every night, regardless of the opponent.

Odds: -115 (playable to -140)

Quinn Hughes over 2.5 shots

Hughes started the season red-hot but has since gone under his shot total in eight of 13 games. While he's cooled off in terms of generating volume, most of that has come on the road.

He remains ultra-efficient on home ice, where he's registered three shots or more in nine of 11 appearances this season. The two failures came against the Kraken and the Golden Knights - two teams known for slowing games down and keeping the action as low-event as possible.

The Devils are certainly not like that. They play exciting offensive hockey, and their games tend to feature a ton of pace. That bodes well for a player like Hughes, who'll log a ton of minutes and often have the puck on his stick.

Odds: -102 (playable to -130)

Todd Cordell is a sports betting writer at theScore. Follow him on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @ToddCordell.

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