Even though we haven’t seen huge 11 or 12 game slates lately, there have been plenty of options as far as stacks go, and that’s no different tonight. There are two spots that I love (which I’ll talk about below), and then a bunch of secondary options all over the place in Washington, Vegas, and even some Colorado depth lines. Awesemo will give his take first, and then I (Tommienation1) will give you some other analysis to think about. As always, if you have any questions, we get line changes, or you’re uncertain about something, feel free to hit me up on Twitter (@jakehari).
TOR2: Marleau-Kadri-Marner ($17,400 DK/$18,400 FD)
“The Leafs have a massive 3.7 implied total, which we rarely see for a team that is on the road. However the second line is still very affordable on both sites, and gets an “A” points grade because of the fantastic matchup with a bang-up Islanders team.”
The high-event nature of this game should play into the hands of the Kadri line for the Leafs tonight. They have posted 32.7 Scoring Chances For per 60 minutes and 12 High-Danger Chances For per 60 minutes at even-strength, and each of these guys are on the power-play. The Islanders are very defensively-challenged, allowing the 2nd-most Scoring Chances Against per 60 minutes as well as the 5th-most High-Danger Chances Against per 60 minutes this month, and they also own the league’s 30th-ranked penalty-kill this year.
COL1: Landeskog-MacKinnon-Rantanen ($20,400 DK/$21,900 FD)
“The Avalanche have a 3.7 implied team total tonight, and we know they often perform well at home, especially this top line. Against a Blackhawks team that is on their backup-to-the-backup goalie, they are in one of the best spots of the night.”
The Blackhawks are coming off a home win against the Jets last night, but this is a tough spot for them to try to limit Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche here. Collin Delia is the likely starter even though he played last night before exiting with an injury. This is my favorite stack of the night, and Awesemo is of a similar mindset as evidenced by his “A” grade for points, DK value, and FD value. It’s a spot that won’t go overlooked, but it’ll be a great even-strength matchup against a Hawks team that has allowed the 4th-most High-Danger Chances Against per 60 minutes since March 1.
ANA1: Rakell-Getzlaf-Perry ($18,400 DK/$20,900 FD)
“The Ducks’ top line will not get as much attention as COL1 in tournaments, but they make for an interesting pivot as Anaheim is expected to score (3 implied total) at home against a Kings team that is on a road back-to-back.”
ANA1 should get a hard-match against the Jeff Carter line, which has given as much as it has taken so far. The Carter-Toffoli duo has allowed almost 33 Scoring Chances Against per 60 minutes and 14.2 High-Danger Chances Against per 60 minutes. This is a huge game for both teams, and if the Ducks are going to score here, it’s hard to imagine their top line being left out, as they have a great even-strength matchup and are all on the power-play against a Kings team that is has the 8th-most Times Short-Handed on the road.