Top NHL Player Props for Todays Slate: Nathan MacKinnon’s Hot Hand to Stay Scoring at Plus Money

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche brings the puck out from behind the net against the Calgary Flames in the second period at Ball Arena on February 25, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Using our OddsTrader’s NHL picks we were able to place tonight’s player prop bets based on the information generated.  

The Colorado Avalanche are just about hanging on to a playoff spot with their fourth position in the Central division and they will hope to get another win on the road tonight against a Canadiens team who are on a 0-4 winless streak.  

Elsewhere we have a Western Conference clash as second-placed Dallas travel to fifth-placed Seattle with just four points separating the two teams.  

Pick Summary

Avalanche vs. Canadiens: Nathan MacKinnon Anytime Goalscorer (+105) at Bet365 

Stars vs. Kraken: Joe Pavelski Over 0.5 Assists (+125) at Bet365 

Colorado Avalanche vs. Montreal Canadiens

Monday, March 13, 2023 – 07:30 PM EDT at Bell Centre

Matchup Preview  

Colorado comes into this game having gone 2-3 over their previous five NHL games and sits eighth in the Western Conference. The Avalanche have the 23rd-best ATS record in the NHL this season while opponents Montreal have the 4th-best ATS record. Montreal has also been a profitable endeavor having produced +3.8 units of profit on the moneyline compared to Colorado’s -2.1u.  

However, this doesn’t tell the whole picture as Colorado is fighting for the playoffs while Montreal is sitting 14th in the Eastern Conference having gone 3-7 over their last 10 NHL games including their current 0-4 winless streak.  

Score Prediction: Colorado Avalanche 3 – Montreal Canadiens 2   

Colorado Avalanche Leading Player Stats  

  • Most Goals: Mikko Rantanen (42) 
  • Most Assists: Nathan MacKinnon (51) 
  • Most Points: Nathan MacKinnon (79) 
  • Most Shots Per Game: Nathan MacKinnon (5.26) 

Montreal Canadiens Leading Player Stats  

  • Most Goals: Cole Caufield (26) 
  • Most Assists: Nick Suzuki (28) 
  • Most Points: Nick Suzuki (49) 
  • Most Shots Per Game: Cole Caufield (3.43) 

Our Top 3 Value Picks  

  • Rafael Harvey Pinard (Montreal Canadiens) – Under 1.5 Shots (+140) at Bet365 
  • Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche) – Anytime Goalscorer (+105) at Bet365  
  • Cale Makar (Colorado Avalanche) – Over 0.5 Assists at (-130) at FanDuel  

Best Player Prop Pick 

Our favorite value bet of the three above has got to be Nathan MacKinnon to score anytime at +105 odds with Bet365. Firstly the Montreal Canadiens allow the sixth most amount of shots per game and allow 3.55 goals against per game.  

On top of that, MacKinnon has been on fire lately scoring a goal in 14 of his previous 17 games, which is insane. Odds-wise alone 14 goals in 17 games is calculated as -450. There is value to be had here so let’s take it, we would bet this down to as low as -120.  

NHL Pick: Nathan MacKinnon Anytime Goalscorer (+105) at Bet365 

Dallas Stars vs. Seattle Kraken

Monday, March 13, 2023 – 10:00 PM EDT at Climate Pledge Arena 

Matchup Preview  

Both the Stars and Kraken face each other for the second time in three days in this very arena where the Dallas Stars came away as 4-3 overtime winners thanks to Miro Heiskanen’s goal on Saturday night.  

The Kraken will be hoping they can pick up a home victory now to keep peace with the Stars as they now trail them by four points in the Western Conference. Although it could be difficult as the Stars have the third-best away form in the Conference while Seattle is 1-4 in their previous five home games.  

Score Prediction: Dallas Stars 2 – Seattle Kraken 2  

 Dallas Stars Leading Player Stats  

  • Most Goals: Jason Robertson (38) 
  • Most Assists: Jason Robertson (45) 
  • Most Points: Jason Robertson (83) 
  • Most Shots Per Game: Jason Robertson (3.88) 

Seattle Kraken Leading Player Stats  

  • Most Goals: Jared McCann (33) 
  • Most Assists: Vince Dunn (41) 
  • Most Points: Vince Dunn (53) 
  • Most Shots Per Game: Oliver Bjorkstrand (2.57) 

Our Top 3 Value Picks  

  • Jared McCann (Seattle Kraken) – Over 2.5 Shots (-125) at FanDuel  
  • Joe Pavelski (Dallas Stars) – Over 0.5 Assists (+125) at Bet365  
  • Jason Robertson (Dallas Stars) – Over 0.5 Assists (+100) at FanDuel  

Best Player Prop Pick 

A low-scoring affair is predicted by our computer, and with this in mind, we stayed away from the goalscoring market as we couldn’t find any strong odds, however, we do like the +125 available on Joe Pavelski to get his 43rd assist of the season.  

Pavelski has scored an assist in 5 of his previous 7 games and has had his best game-to-assist ratio against Pacific Division teams this season averaging an assist every 1.4 games.  

NHL Pick: Joe Pavelski Over 0.5 Assists (+125) at Bet365 is your sports betting command center. Read featured betting strategy compiled from a panel of leading sports betting experts.

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