We were oh so close to yet another banger after Monday night’s NHL Underdog picks went two out of three. Players who tailed yesterday’s three picks and selected the Insured option won 1.25x for a second straight night! With our season’s successful pick rate just shy of 77%, let’s shift our focus to Tuesday night’s 11-game slate. The calendar may say it’s Christmas, but this year, the degens are hoping they wake up to bangers. So we’re making our picks and checking them twice, just to find out who’s hot and who’s ice. Here are my three best NHL Underdog Fantasy Picks for December 19.
The Quick Pick: Daily NHL Underdog Fantasy Pick ’em Picks for December 19
John Tavares Higher Than 0.5 Assists (1.25x Odds)
By now, loyal readers of The Quick Pick are well-versed in my hatred of the Toronto Maple Leafs. But like I’ve always said, this article’s purpose is to pick winners, not favorites. Tuesday night, Tavares and the Leafs are on home ice against the New York Rangers.
After recently tallying career point 1,000, Tavares is up to nine goals and 20 assists in 2023. He also rides a seven-game point streak into Tuesday, with seven total assists inside of the streak. For the pedigree Tavares has, and the recent form he is in, 1.25x odds for an assist is theft.
Our first NHL Underdog entry on Tuesday night is John Tavares Higher Than 0.5 assists against the New York Rangers.
Mikko Rantanen Higher Than 0.5 Assists
The Colorado Avalanche pay the Chicago Blackhawks a visit on Tuesday night and Mikko Rantanen is a man on fire. The Finnish winger is now sporting a four-game point streak, with three goals and five assists across that stretch.
Rantanen sits on 24 assists in 31 games this season, and one of those came against Chicago earlier this year. This contest should see the Avalanche light the lamp several times, so a Rantanen apple is ripe for the picking. Grab your baskets.
We’re taking Mikko Rantanen to go Higher Than 0.5 Assists in Chicago on Tuesday night.
Mikael Granlund Higher Than 0.5 Points
If NHL Underdog is going to keep setting Granlund’s line at 0.5 Points, we’re going to keep hammering it. Tuesday night, the Sharks welcome the Kings onto their ice, and Granlund most definitely figures to be a factor.
While his goal tally is down a bit in 2023, his assists are up to 18 in 24 games played. He is coming off a two-assist night on Sunday and has 14 points in his last eight games. In Finland, Santa is called Joulupukki, so on Tuesday night, we’ll ask him for a Granlund point against LA.
Go ahead and press the Higher Than 0.5 Points on Mikael Granlund, and let’s cash this banger!
Best Ways to Build Your Tuesday Card
-Play all three players together using the “Standard” option on Underdog for a 7.5x winner
-Play all three players together using the “Insured” option on Underdog for a chance at a 3.75x winner for all three or a 1.25x winner for getting two out of three.