Dallas Stars' Wyatt Johnston is set to fire away against Nashville, and I'm confidently backing the over on his 1.5 shots on goal line.
As the NHL regular season inches closer to its conclusion, every game counts, and the Dallas Stars are gearing up for a crucial matchup against the Nashville Predators. One player to look out for in this clash is none other than Wyatt Johnston, the Stars' burgeoning forward who's been lighting up the league with his offensive prowess. If you're in the market for a smart bet, look no further than Wyatt Johnston's over 1.5 shots on goal, and here's why.
First, let's take a look at Johnston's overall performance this season. Averaging 1.97 shots on goal, he's been a consistent threat on the ice. At home, his average jumps to 2.11 shots on goal, while on the road, he maintains a respectable 1.85. In 45 games this season, he's managed more than 1.5 shots on goal, while only dipping below that mark in 31 games.
Recent performance plays a crucial role in predicting a player's game day output, and Johnston's numbers over the last 20 games indicate an upward trend. With an average of 2.2 shots on goal, he's surpassed the 1.5 mark in 14 of those games. In the last 10 games, his average has climbed even higher to 2.5 shots on goal, with 8 games registering more than 1.5.
Although his last five games have seen a slight dip in production, averaging 1.8 shots on goal and hitting the over in just three games, the overall trajectory still points in the right direction for Johnston. Players experience ebbs and flows throughout the season, and Johnston's recent dip is likely a temporary blip on an otherwise impressive upward trend.
It's also essential to consider how Johnston has performed against the team in question: the Nashville Predators. In his three games against them this season, he's averaged 1.67 shots on goal, which may not seem like a significant number, but it's enough to clear the 1.5 line we're discussing here. With his familiarity against the Preds, there's no reason to believe he won't continue to pepper Nashville's netminder with shots.
The stage is set for Wyatt Johnston to bring his A-game against a familiar opponent in Nashville. Considering his overall performance this season, recent upward trend, and past success against the Predators, it's hard not to get excited about his chances of racking up more than 1.5 shots on goal tonight.
Sure, nothing in sports betting is ever a surefire lock, but there's a solid foundation of data and context supporting this particular wager. So, fellow puckheads and betting enthusiasts, don't miss out on this opportunity to ride the wave of Wyatt Johnston's shooting success. As the Stars face off against the Predators, keep an eye on #21 as he unloads on Nashville's net and (hopefully) cashes in on that over 1.5 shots on goal line.
Pick #3 - Wyatt Johnston o1.5 SOG - available on Draftkings @ -180