NHL Thursday player props: Jack Hughes to stay hot in Seattle
Wednesday was another solid night for player props, as we were one Aleksander Barkov shot shy of a sweep.
We'll look to keep the ball rolling with three more plays for Thursday night's card.
Cam Atkinson: Over 2.5 shots
Atkinson has registered three shots or more in 18 of 25 games this season, good for a 72% hit rate.
He's in a good spot to continue his success against the Coyotes. They've won a lot of games in recent weeks but are still getting outshot more often than not.
The Coyotes rank 27th in five-on-five shot share over the past three weeks. They spend a lot of time on their heels when the playing field is level.
They also take a lot of penalties. Only seven teams are averaging more minors per game than the Coyotes.
With an advantageous five-on-five matchup and a healthy dose of power-play time likely coming his way, Atkinson is primed for another active shooting performance.
Odds: -140 (playable to -150)
Quinn Hughes: Over 2.5 shots
Death, taxes, and backing Hughes at home. The superstar defenseman has been a model of consistency in Vancouver this season, going over his shot total in 10 of 12 games while averaging 3.7 shots on goal per game. Remarkable outputs.
The Wild have played better since making a change behind the bench but have given up a lot of volume to opposing defensemen in recent weeks. Only six teams have conceded more shots per game to the position over the past 10 contests.
The Canucks are also in a healthy rut, having dropped seven of their past 13 games. They're now as close to being in a wild-card spot as they are the top spot in the division. They must kick back into gear sooner rather than later, and they'll no doubt lean heavily on the captain to lead the way.
Odds: -122 (playable to -140)
Jack Hughes: Over 4.5 shots
Hughes is currently in a league of his own in terms of shot generation. He's piled up 95 attempts, 52 shots on target, and 49 scoring chances over eight games since returning to the Devils lineup. He leads the league in all of those categories during that span.
He isn't just picking on bottom-feeders, either. Hughes registered nine shots against the Rangers, nine against the Flyers, and six against the Canucks. Those are three opponents holding onto top-six spots in their respective conferences.
The Kraken are a strong shot-suppression team, but it doesn't seem to matter against Hughes. He's attempting so many shots and playing so many minutes that he's become matchup-proof.
With the Devils in need of every point they can get and consistently needing to outscore their goaltending woes, Hughes should be tasked with a massive workload once again. Expect him to take advantage.
Odds: +110 (playable to -125)
Todd Cordell is a sports betting writer at theScore. Follow him on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @ToddCordell.