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Getting Wild in the desert on Wednesday night

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It was a strong Tuesday for our player props. We were one David Pastrnak shot shy of a sweep, and he had every opportunity to get there, piling up nine attempts along the way.

At any rate, we'll take the profit and look to build on it with three more plays for Wednesday's card.

Kyle Connor: Over 3.5 shots

Connor is one of the NHL's best volume shooters. He averages a hair under four shots per game and has one of the highest shooting ceilings in the league.

The 27-year-old is skating on the top line with Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers, the latter of whom has helped Connor produce a shot rate that's only bested when Gabriel Vilardi is on the ice with him.

The matchup is also as good as it gets. The Sharks have bled shots all season and are showing no signs of improvement. They rank dead last in shots allowed to opposing wingers over the last 10 games.

The Jets have stumbled a little lately. But they haven't played since last Saturday and won't play again until this Saturday. They've had a lot of time to rest up, which means Connor should get as much ice as he needs in this one.

Connor has recorded at least four shots in five straight against San Jose. Look for him to feast on the Sharks again.

Brock Faber: Over 0.5 points

Faber is red-hot offensively. He's registered at least a point in nine of the past 10 games, amassing 13 points over that span. That's solid production for any defenseman, let alone a rookie whose calling card is supposed to be on the defensive side of the ice.

Nearly half of Faber's points during this hot streak have come on the power play. He quarterbacks a dangerous top unit featuring high-end weapons, offering plenty of assist potential.

It just so happens the Coyotes are a dream matchup for opposing power plays. Arizona's one of the most undisciplined teams in the league and struggles mightily to limit shots and chances while undermanned.

Minnesota should be able to bank on three or four power-play opportunities (if not more), which should be more than enough to find the back of the net.

If the Wild convert on the man advantage, Faber - who sits second on the team in power-play points over the last 10 - has a strong chance of being involved.

Even if power-play success doesn't come to fruition, this is still a great spot for Faber. At five-on-five, the Coyotes rank bottom five in shots and goals against over the last 10 games.

Odds: -120 (playable to -140)

Joel Eriksson Ek: Over 3.5 shots

This is also a great matchup for Eriksson Ek. He's currently centering Kirill Kaprizov and Matt Boldy on the top line. While you may think being flanked by high-end shooters would eat into Eriksson Ek's opportunities, the opposite holds true.

Eriksson Ek's five-on-five shot rates are higher while playing alongside Kaprizov and Boldy than with other Wild players. Even though they both shoot a lot, this trio spends so much time in the offensive zone that it leads to more shots for Eriksson Ek.

As I mentioned with Faber, the Coyotes take a ton of penalties and are giving up insane shot volume across all game states. The Wild should put up 30-35 shots with ease.

It's also worth noting that Arizona ranks last in shots against centers over the past 10 games. Eriksson Ek, who averages 3.7 shots per contest this season, should be the prime beneficiary.

Odds: -114 (playable to -130)

Todd Cordell is a sports betting writer at theScore. You can follow him on X at @ToddCordell.

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