NHL Player Props Today: Vrana and Niederreiter poised for continued success with new teams

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Best NHL Player Prop Bets for Tuesday, March 21st

 

Today’s NHL schedule is loaded with 13 games and chalked full of player prop betting opportunities, but today’s focus is on two players that have benefited from a change of scenery, Jakub Vrana and Nino Niederreiter. This article breaks down the best player prop bets for each player.

Jakub Vrana (St. Louis Blues)

Forward Jakub Vrana needed a fresh start after things didn’t work out in Detroit and I bet there are some playoff teams out there wondering why they didn’t give him a chance like St. Louis did. The 27-year-old has tallied points in five of seven games since joining the Blues.

DraftKings Sportsbook didn’t offer odds on Vrana registering a point in his first two games after the trade, but if a sports bettor had bet $100 on him to register a point in each of the past five games, their profit would be $380.

Here’s how DraftKings Sportsbook has been pricing his odds of registering a point:

Date

Venue

Opponent

Over 0.5 Points

March 21

Home

DET

105

March 19

Home

WPG

110

March 17

Away

WSH

115

March 15

Home

MIN

125

March 12

Home

VGK

130

March 11

Away

CBJ

110

Vrana was arguably Detroit’s best player when he was in the lineup last season, and his scoring rates over the last seven games suggest the Blues are getting him at his best, too. Of course, it’s a small sample size, but Vrana has a chance to stick it to his former team, the Red Wings, on Monday.

Detroit ranks among the bottom-10 teams in goals against since the beginning of February and Vrana’s spot on the top line alongside Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou puts him in a good position to register at least one point.

Bet: Jakub Vrana Over 0.5 Points (+105)

Nino Niederreiter (Winnipeg Jets)

Like Vrana, a fresh start was needed for forward Nino Niederreiter, as he struggled to live up to expectations in Nashville even though he had strong underlying metrics. Things clicked for Niederreiter almost immediately, too, as the 30-year-old put up seven points (four goals and three assists) in his first eight games with the Jets.

Winnipeg has been shutout in two of their last three games, and Niederreiter has gone pointless in three straight games, but he’s registered three or more shots in eight of 11 games as a member of the Jets and that’s the important stat here with the Arizona Coyotes coming to town on Tuesday.

Arizona is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games, but the Coyotes rank dead last in shots against per 60 minutes over the last month and the Jets have averaged around 40 shots per game at home against some good teams this month.  Winnipeg is 4-5-1 in their last 10 and desperately need to get a win here to hold onto the final wild card spot.

Niederreiter has been hungry to get pucks on net and although there’s been a big adjustment in how this is being priced, betting Niederreiter to register at least three shots on goal at -110 is still decent value considering how his circumstances have improved and how poorly the Coyotes matchup against the Jets.

Bet: Nino Niederreiter Over 2.5 Shots on Goal (-110)

All bets tracked via third part app Betstamp.

Today’s NHL Odds

Here are the latest odds for Monday’s games from DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Ottawa Senators (+245) at Boston Bruins (-295)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning (-255) at Montreal Canadiens (+215)
  • Minnesota Wild (+150) at New Jersey Devils (-175)
  • Carolina Hurricanes (-110) at New York Rangers (-110)
  • Florida Panthers (-175) at Philadelphia Flyers (+150)
  • Columbus Blue Jackets (+210) at Washington Capitals (-250)
  • Nashville Predators (+125) at Buffalo Sabres (-145)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (-130) at New York Islanders (+110)
  • Arizona Coyotes (+225) at Winnipeg Jets (-265)
  • Detroit Red Wings (+115) at St. Louis Blues (-135)
  • Seattle Kraken (+140) at Dallas Stars (-165)
  • Calgary Flames (-215) at Anaheim Ducks (+185)
  • Vegas Golden Knights (-135) at Vancouver Canucks (+115)

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