With Las Vegas oddsmakers expecting relatively low scoring in the NHL on Friday night, NHL DFS players are going to have to get crafty to find scoring juice in their NHL DFS lineups. Of the six total contests, five have over-under totals for goals scored of six or less. However, one game that should provide
With Las Vegas oddsmakers expecting relatively low scoring in the NHL on Friday night, NHL DFS players are going to have to get crafty to find scoring juice in their NHL DFS lineups. Of the six total contests, five have over-under totals for goals scored of six or less. However, one game that should provide some high-scoring action should be the Flyers against Maple Leafs with the total at 6.5. Toronto is loaded with young stars like Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner and Morgan Rielly, and the Flyers have crafty veterans like Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier that could all make an impact in NHL DFS tournament and cash games on FanDuel and DraftKings. But before you make your NHL DFS picks for Friday night, be sure to see what DFS millionaire Mike McClure has to say.
McClure is a DFS professional with nearly $ 2 million in career winnings. He’s also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best NHL DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They’re a must-see for any NHL DFS player.
On Thursday, McClure was all over Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov at $ 9,200 on FanDuel. The result: Kucherov scored two goals and two assists against the Red Wings — returning over 50 points and over 5x value. Anyone who rostered him was well on their way to a winning night.
For Friday, we can tell you McClure is high on Flyers wing James van Riemsdyk at $ 5,300 on FanDuel and $ 5,200 on DraftKings.
After spending the first three seasons of his career in Philadelphia and then spending his next six years in Toronto, van Riemsdyk returned to the Flyers this season and that makes Friday’s contest personal. He’s enjoying a solid season so far at age 29, with 38 points in 54 games and 21 goals off a career-high shooting percentage of 17.4.
Van Riemsdyk has nine points in his last nine games and the Maple Leafs have given up 11 goals in their last two games against the Blackhawks and Lightning. So be sure to get van Riemsdyk in your NHL DFS lineups on Friday night with the chance at revenge against a struggling defense providing the possibility for a massive return.
McClure is also high on Flames wing Johnny Gaudreau ($ 8,000 on FanDuel, $ 7,300 on DraftKings), who is coming off a six-point outburst worth 72.8 points on FanDuel in his last outing.
Prior to that, Gaudreau had been in a bit of a funk, going without a point in his previous three games and having been goal-less in the nine games prior to his breakout. However, he showed signs of life in Calgary’s win over Las Vegas with nine shots on goal before his six-point performance against the Devils, so it feels like he’s at the beginning of a scoring surge. On Friday, he’s matched up with a Rangers squad that is 25th in the NHL in goals against, so be sure to take advantage of a juicy matchup as one of the NHL’s most exciting players gets hot.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Friday. He’s a huge steal at his price point, so this pick could be the difference between cashing and going home with nothing. You absolutely need to see who it is before setting your lineups.
So what are the optimal NHL DFS lineups for Friday? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure’s complete optimal tournament lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on NHL DFS.