We’re still working through the first half of the NBA and NHL seasons. With a few big games scheduled today, let’s take a look at how we think three matches will play out.
Golden State Warriors (+7.5) over Utah Jazz
The Golden State Warriors haven’t played very well on the road this season. At the moment, they have a record of 2-10 when playing on the road.
Today, they’ll face the Utah Jazz and will look to improve that record. The only problem is they’re missing several key players. Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, and Andrew Wiggins are all sidelined today.
The Utah Jazz will be without Mike Conley, their starting point guard. With an overall record of 14-12, many would still take the Jazz to win this game.
However, the Jazz are coming off a 116-111 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Although we don’t think the Warriors will win, we think they’ll cover the spread today.
Vegas Golden Knights (-175) over New York Rangers
The New York Rangers head to Las Vegas to face the Golden Knights tonight. They’re coming off a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Blues on December 5.
One thing to remember, however, is that they’re 2-3 over their last five games. They’re averaging just 3.04 goals per game this season and allowing 2.93.
The Vegas Golden Knights have a record of 19-7-1 and are one of the best teams in the league. They’re 7-5-0 at home and recently took down the Boston Bruins.
With a team that averages 3.41 goals per game, we think they’ll be able to win this game. Keep in mind their defense allows just 2.63 goals per game.
Vancouver Canucks (-125) over San Jose Sharks
The final game we’re going to look at is the Vancouver Canucks against the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks, with a record of 8-16-4, are one of the worst teams in the NHL.
You would think that since they’re at home, they’d have a slight advantage. However, they have a 2-8-4 record when playing at home.
The Vancouver Canucks have won their last two games in overtime. This game is a good chance for them to get a win on the road and get back to .500.
Their offense has done well this season, averaging 3.50 goals per game. Go with the Canucks to take down the Sharks this evening.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.