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Tuesday NHL Player Props: 5 PrizePicks Plays, Including Connor McDavid & Leon Draisaitl

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We have an absolutely loaded 14-game slate of NHL hockey games Tuesday, with an abundance of options to pick through on PrizePicks. Below, I give out five PrizePicks flex plays.

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Tuesday NHL Props

Connor McDavid – Fantasy Score Under 17.5 Points

We have a Western Conference matchup as the Pacific Division’s second-place Edmonton Oilers travel to Minnesota to take on the Central Division’s second-place Wild. This is the third meeting between these two teams this season as McDavid has failed to score a goal in each of the first two matchups.

Cam Talbot is the projected starting goaltender for the Wild as he has been in great form lately and should be able to shut Edmonton down. Over his last eight starts, Talbot is 6-0-2 with an excellent .933 save percentage.

Minnesota’s blue line should also be able to counter Edmonton’s offense as the Wild rank second in the league this season in five-on-five expected goals against per 60 minutes (xGA).

I would play this total down to 16.5 Points.

Leon Draisaitl – Under 0.5 Goals

I am fading the Oilers’ other superstar as well in this matchup. I just talked about how good Talbot has been recently, and Draisaitl has also seen a decrease in his goal production as he has scored just once over his last four games.

Like McDavid, Draisaitl has failed to record a goal in each of the first two matchups this season against Minnesota. Going against a good defense and a hot goaltender, is is entirely possible that both Edmonton superstars stay off the scoresheet in this matchup.

Kirill Kaprizov – Fantasy Score Over 13.5

My fade of the Oilers continues with this pick as Kaprizov has been on fire lately. Kaprizov has recorded nine goals over his last nine games and has gone over this total in four of his last five.

I expect Minnesota’s offense to thrive against a weak Edmonton defense as the Oilers rank just 22nd in the league this season in five-on-five expected goals against per 60 minutes (xGA). In his two games against Edmonton this season, Kaprizov has registered two points.

I would not play this at any higher number than 13.5.

Mats Zuccarello – Over 0.5 Assists

In my final play of this Edmonton/Wild game, I like Zuccarello to record at least one assist. This pairs well with the Kaprizov fantasy score over as he plays on the same line as Kirill.

Zuccarello leads the team in assists this season with 50 apples and has obviously seen an increase during Kaprizov’s recent hot streak. Over his last 10 games, Zuccarello has racked up seven assists.

I would not play this if the total jumps from 0.5 to 1.

Ryan Johansen – Over 0.5 Points

We have another Western Conference tilt as the Pacific Division’s seventh-place San Jose Sharks travel to Nashville to take on the Central Division’s fourth-place Predators. This is the third meeting between these two teams this season as Johansen has recorded a point in each of the last two matchups.

I expect Johansen to keep It going as he has been in great form recently. Johansen has recorded 11 points over his last 10 games and should be able to notch at least one point against a struggling San Jose team.

This season, San Jose ranks just 24th in the league in five-on-five expected goals against per 60 minutes (xGA). Additionally, projected starting goaltender James Reimer has lost three consecutive starts and possesses a lowly .890 save percentage over that stretch.

I would not play this if the total jumps from 0.5 to 1.

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