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Tippett primed for shooting success vs. Coyotes

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We have a small but fruitful four-game slate ahead of us to begin the week. Let's waste no time getting to some standout props.

Owen Tippett: Over 3.5 shots

Tippett has mouthwatering shot rates, ranking top five in both attempts and shots on goal per 60 minutes. He does his best work on home ice, posting a higher shot rate in Philadelphia than away from home.

Although Tippett is no longer on a line with Cam Atkinson, with whom he owns a sky-high shot rate, he's an efficient shooter no matter who he plays with. It's also worth noting the Flyers may opt to dress seven defensemen in this game, which would likely lead to some extra usage for Tippett.

The struggling Coyotes rank bottom-10 in five-on-five shot suppression over the last 10 games on the road. They also take a lot of penalties and bleed shots when shorthanded, putting Tippett in a prime spot for a big shooting performance.

Odds: -130 (playable to -140)

Jack Hughes: Over 0.5 goals

Hughes has come out firing since returning to the Devils lineup. He's piled up nine scoring chances and 11 shots on 19 attempts over just two games, which is strong volume.

Tonight's game is back in New Jersey, meaning Lindy Ruff can control the matchups and get Hughes out against more favorable competition. That's helped boost his numbers all season long, as he's averaged 4.6 shots on goal in New Jersey compared to 4.1 shots on the road.

Hughes is also a prime regression candidate. He hasn't scored in five consecutive games and has potted only one goal over the past 11. Before this rough patch, the longest Hughes had gone without a goal was three games. Encouragingly, the goals haven't dried up due to a lack of opportunity.

Hughes has recorded 33 scoring chances, 39 shots on goal, and 75 shot attempts over his last 11 games. That's translated to just one goal, thanks to a shooting percentage of 2.56%.

Hughes scored on 15.8% of his shots in 2021-22 and 12.8% last season. He's an above-average finisher. We can reasonably assume he'll heat up sooner rather than later.

The Kraken aren't as stingy as a season ago, and the Devils are desperate for points. I expect Hughes will get all the ice he can handle in this game and, with any luck, find the back of the net along the way.

Odds: +130 (playable to +120)

Mark Stone: Over 0.5 assists

Minnesota can't keep the puck out of the net right now. The Wild have conceded 3.15 five-on-five goals per 60 over the last 10 games, which is more than all but the Canadiens.

They're giving up shots at a high clip, and the goaltending simply hasn't been up to par.

Meanwhile, only two teams have spent more time shorthanded over the last 10 games. Bleeding shots (and goals) at five-on-five and taking penalties at a high clip isn't a great recipe for slowing down opposing offenses.

Stone figures to be a prime beneficiary. He's skating on the top line at even strength and is also a prominent figure on the No. 1 power-play unit.

He also shoulders more of the offensive workload without Jack Eichel. Stone's shot rates are higher, and he's registered eight points over five home games sans Eichel, in four of which he picked up an assist.

With Minnesota laboring defensively and Stone cooking at home (he has at least one assist in nine of the last 10 in Vegas), a plus-money price feels generous.

Odds: +115 (playable to -125)

Todd Cordell is a sports betting writer at theScore. You can follow him on X at @ToddCordell.

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