NHL DFS Picks December 29th

29 Dec 2018 - 1:07pm | DFS_Tom | Updated: 29 Dec 2018 - 1:07pm | Likes: 26 Like 

NHL DFS Picks December 29th

NHL is back and we are going to be looking at some DFS options for tonight’s slate. We have an 11-game slate, so there are plenty of options across the board and we should see plenty of scoring.

Also, always, always check to make sure the goalie you pick is confirmed as the starter. Nothing worse than making a lineup, and the goalie not playing. There are plenty of good sources on twitter, and websites where you can get that information.

Regardless if I’m playing cash or GPPs, I always have some stacks going in my lineups. In hockey, most goals are scored with assists, so we want to target players who are either on the same line, or on the same power play unit, or both. So these stacks will include both forwards and defenders while making sure they see plenty of ice time together.

Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny, James van Riemsdyk

This is the first forward line for the Flyers who come in with a 3.17 implied goal total on the road versus the Panthers. We have an over-under set at 6.5 in this game, so we are in for a bit of a barn burner and you should be looking to get a bit of exposure here in GPPs. Not the ideal cash game spot, since we have Toronto, Washington and Tampa Bay on the slate, but taking a player or two from here is a fine idea. Giroux is the only player on this stack who is on the first power-play unit, while the other two are on the second power-play unit, which in theory gets you exposure to three different offensive units for the Flyers. If we are expecting them to be scoring over three goals, they that production should be coming from the top units. The Panthers are giving up 3.54 goals per game over the past month, so this is the ideal spot to be targeting.

Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm

This is the first forward line and the first power-play unit for the Flames, who are at home and come in with an implied goal total set at 3.53. I’m not saying the Flames are going to be under-owned in tournaments tonight, but we have an 11-game slate and there are plenty of powerful offenses on the slate, so we could be looking at a sneakier spot. But trust me, you should be looking to have these guys in your GPP lineups since we know they are beyond capable of posting not only multi-point games but multi-goal games, which is where the tournament upside truly comes from. They are certainly very expensive tonight, so you will have to find the value elsewhere on the slate, which should be an issue with how many teams are in play.

Pekka Rinne, Goalie, Nashville Predators

The Predators come in as -230 home favorites against the Rangers, who have a super low implied team total set at 2.35. Rinne is looking to be a popular cash game option on this slate and is the classic, don’t get cute kinda spot. By that I mean, don’t get cute and just pay up for one of the best goalies, in one of the best spots for your cash games. If you are playing tournaments you can consider looking elsewhere, but don’t fade the easy win in cash games tonight. 

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