Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction 4/18/2024

The Anaheim Ducks (26-50-5) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (45-28-8) on Thursday, April 18th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on ESPN+. The Golden Knights are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Ducks vs Golden Knights

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The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With an overall record of 26-50-5, the Ducks come into this game in 14th place in the Western Conference. In their division, Anaheim is in 7th place with a record of 7-18. Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone just 2-8 and are on a two-game losing streak. On the road this season, Anaheim has gone 14-24-2.

As the underdog, the Ducks have gone 22-45-5 on the season. Against other Western Conference teams, Anaheim has gone 13-36. Over their last five games, the Ducks have gone just 1-4.

So far this season, the Ducks have gone 40-41 against the puck line, including going 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games. Overall, they have gone 13-38 in games decided by more than one goal.

On the road, Anaheim has gone 20-20 against the puck line this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is at -1.4 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Ducks have gone just 2-8 against the puck line.

Coming off a 3-1 loss on the road to the Kings, the Ducks are hoping to bounce back today. In the first and second periods, the Ducks couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score one goal in the third period. Against Los Angeles, Anaheim’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 29 shots on goal overall.

Anaheim entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 5.5 with a combined total of 4 goals.

The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 45-28-8, the Golden Knights are in 3rd place in the Pacific Division and 7th in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, Vegas has gone 6-4 and have won three straight games. At home this season, the Golden Knights have gone 27-11-2 and have won six straight games at T-Mobile Arena. When favored, Vegas has gone 31-18-4 this season.

Over their last three games, the Golden Knights have gone 3-0 and have won three straight games when favored. Against Western Conference teams, Vegas has gone 30-19 this season. At home, the Golden Knights have gone 14-11 against divisional opponents.

At home, the Golden Knights have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games. For the year, their puck line record is 41-40, including going 22-18 at home. In their games as the favorite, Vegas is 20-33 against the puck line.

So far this season, the Golden Knights have 28 wins by multiple goals and 25 losses by more than one goal. In their last ten games, Vegas has gone 6-4 against the puck line.

In their previous game, the Golden Knights hosted the Blackhawks and game away with a 3-1 win. In the opening period, the Golden Knights couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, Vegas managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 37 shots on goal and committed 9 turnovers.

Vegas also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. Combining for 4 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

Anaheim Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Ducks are scoring an 2.5 goals per game this season, ranking 30th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 30th in the league. So far this year, the Ducks are 5-18 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 19-29 in games with fewer shots on goal.

This season, the Ducks have an over/under record of 37-40-4. Throughout last season, they played 30 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games featured 6.7 goals per game.

Golden Knights Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Golden Knights have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. Vegas’ offense comes into the game ranked 18th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 9th in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Golden Knights’ stands at 40-41-0. They have had 39 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Anaheim Team Defense

Defensively, the Ducks come into the season ranked 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.3 shots per game against Anaheim. For the season, they are ranked 32nd in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Vegas Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Golden Knights head into the game ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.3 shots per game against Vegas. So far, they are 23rd in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Ducks vs Golden Knights Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Anaheim has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Vegas has played well in their previous five home games, going 5-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Golden Knights have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Ducks have a straight up record of 3-2, while going 2-3 against the spread.

Ducks vs Golden Knights Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Ducks to defeat the Golden Knights while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +267, I’m placing a wager on the Ducks to win outright.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Ducks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Ducks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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