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Another day, another slate that is going to feature some heavy Tampa Bay top line ownership. It’s hard to argue against playing Tampa skaters here, as they have one of the highest implied team totals (4.2) that we’ll see all year against the lowly Ottawa Senators. The Sens are allowing the most Corsi Against per 60 minutes and are top-7 in Scoring Chances Against per 60 and High-Danger Chances Against per 60 on the year. If you’re firing up TB1, as long as you know what you’re getting yourself into as far as ownership and you pair them with lower-owned skaters, they’re a fantastic stack.
The 2nd line for the Kings has been solid since being put together a few games ago, and tonight they’ll be at home against the Flames. Calgary’s top line has been brutal defensively as we know, and they’ll likely keep the Carter line away from the shutdown Backlund line for the Flames. Logically, this would mean the Carter line, which has a 60.8 Corsi For Percentage, sees extended time against CGY1, which is still allowing 17 High-Danger Chances Against per 60 minutes at even-strength. Throw in top power-play time for Kovalchuk and Carter against a 73.6% penalty-kill and you’ve got a great stack for $15,600 on DraftKings.
Carolina’s top line should go somewhat underowned tonight on a slate with a few other great top options, but this line deserves consideration even if you’re making limited lineups. CAR1 plays at an incredibly high pace, and will avoid Detroit’s best line at even-strength, instead getting to feast on the depth of the Red Wings. Detroit is not only bad at 5-on-5, but they commit penalties at one of the highest rates in the NHL, as they average 3.75 Times Short-Handed per game and kill them off at a lackluster 80% rate. At decreased ownership, CAR1 should be an easy line to get over the field and this is a great spot against a bad team on a road back-to-back.
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