The regular season continues to wane down with a four-game Sunday NHL DFS slate.
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3/19 NHLMain Slate of Games – Beginning 7 p.m. ET
*All odds and player pricing below have been obtained from DraftKings and are accurate as of the time of writing*
Nashville Predators (+160) at New York Rangers (-190) – 6 Projected Goal Total
New Jersey Devils (+120) at Tampa Bay Lightning (-140) – 6.5 Projected Goal Total
Winnipeg Jets (-125) at St. Louis Blues (+105) – 6.5 Projected Goal Total
Vancouver Canucks (-130) at Anaheim Ducks (+110) – 6.5 Projected Goal Total
3/19 NHL Favorite Popular Line
New York Rangers Two – “Vincent Trocheck ($5,400), Chris Kreider ($5,600), Patrick Kane ($6,100)”
The Rangers have been on a roll since beefing up their lineup. They are 7-2-1 over their last ten and come into this one after smashing the Penguins 6-0 on Saturday. The peripheral stats on either of the main three lines are surprisingly not very strong. However, New York -190 favorites here and red hot, I don’t think we need to really go there. It just comes down to which line makes sense for you. My personal preference is to use the second line. They are affordable and unlike the first feature two top power-play unit skaters.
3/19 NHL Favorite Contrarian Line
Vancouver One – “Elias Pettersson ($8,000), Andrei Kuzmenko ($5,400), Anthony Beauvillier ($4,300)”
This line is fifteenth among all NHL lines in SATF with 93 over their last ten games. That’s fairly impressive considering how short of a timeframe Anthony Beauvillier has been in town for. The Canucks have a juicy matchup here against the hapless Ducks where they’re favored (-130) with a 6.5 total. I don’t think they will be that “contrarian” so to speak. However, I do think they fit the bill for a strong second line that you can weave into your DFS lineup.
10-Day Sample Size – SATF “accounts for all shots including blocked and missed shots”
Defenseman and Goalie
Tyson Barrie – Nashville – $4,400 – If Roman Josi is out “likely as he left early on Saturday”, I’d expect a huge bump in role for Tyson Barrie. Now he can’t fully fill Josi’s shoes, but he is also only $4,400 and not $9,200. If spending up, Adam Fox has a correlation with the Ranger’s second line listed above not just on regular ice but with Trocheck and Kane on the power play as well.
Andrei Vasilevskiy – Tampa Bay Lightning – $7,600 – With so many games taking place on Saturday, today’s slate is chock full of backup goalies. However, we have one of the world’s best goaltenders in a game where his team is a -140 favorite and he’s sub $8,000. If you need to save even more, St. Louis rookie Joel Hofer is scheduled to make his second start for $7,100. However, we can swallow the extra $500 for Vas’s experience.
Rich Masana is a real money daily fantasy player and sports bettor who plays DFS on DraftKings under the username “JetsFan303” and on FanDuel under the username “JetsFan3032”. Rich has been ranked as high as in the top 3% of all DFS players according to Rotogrinders.com and has lifetime profitability across all of the applicable betting sites since legalization in Colorado in 2020. Rich does not guarantee the accuracy of all advice and reserves the right to use different players on occasion as necessary to fit roster builds. You can reach him on Twitter @JFan303 or on Discord at @RichMasana