Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 4/8/2024

The Vegas Golden Knights (42-26-8) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (47-22-8) on Monday, April 8th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN+. Both the Golden Knights and Canucks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

Golden Knights vs Canucks

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The Vegas Golden Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the 8th ranked team in the Western Conference, the Golden Knights have a record of 42-26-8 and are 27-17 against other Western Conference teams. In the Pacific Division, Vegas is 4th with a record of 14-9.

On the road, the Golden Knights have gone 18-15-6 this season and have been the underdog in 26 of their 76 games. In their last three games, Vegas has a record of 2-1, and over their last ten games, they have gone 7-3.

On the road, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 18-21 this season, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far, Vegas has 26 wins by multiple goals compared to 16 wins by just one goal.

As the underdog, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 20-6, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at +.5 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Knights’ puck line record is at just 3-7.

After suffering a 7-4 loss on the road to the Coyotes, the Golden Knights are looking to bounce back today. The Golden Knights offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Coyotes, but they did score four times in the second period. In the game, Vegas managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 24 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.

In this game, Vegas was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 11 goals.

The Vancouver Canucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Canucks have gone 25-9-4, and they are 47-22-8 overall. In the Western Conference, Vancouver is in 2nd place, and they have won 2 straight games as the favorite.

Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 5-5, and they are 33-13-5 this season when favored. Vancouver has gone 14-9 against division opponents and 26-19 versus the Western Conference.

At home this season, Vancouver has gone 20-18 vs. the puck line and 3-7 in their last ten games at home. So far, the Canucks have been favored in 51 games and have gone 21-30 vs. the puck line in those games. Overall, Vancouver’s puck line record is at 39-38.

Against the puck line, the Canucks have gone 0-5 in their last five games and 0-3 in their last three games at home. This year, Vancouver has 29 wins by multiple goals and has an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game.

Following a 6-3 loss on the road to the Kings, the Canucks are eager to bounce back. Against the Kings, the Canucks scored one goal in the first period and two times in the 3rd period. For the game, the Vancouver offense took 42 shots on goal and scored one time while short handed.

Entering the game as the underdog, Vancouver not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.

Vegas Offense Breakdown

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. This season, the Golden Knights have a 21-15 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 19-11 record.

The Golden Knights’ over/under record this season is 37-39-0. Last season, they had 37 games failed to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games averaged 6.1 goals per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Canucks are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 7th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. Vancouver’s offense comes into the game ranked 10th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

This season, the over/under record for the Canucks’ is 38-35-4. Over the course of the season, they have had 39 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Vegas Team Defense

The Golden Knights defense is currently 13th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.6 shots per game against Vegas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 23rd with 3 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.5 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 6th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Golden Knights vs Canucks Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Vegas has an puck line record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 3-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Although Vancouver has a straight up record of 3-2 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Canucks have an puck line mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Vancouver posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Golden Knights have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 2-3.

Golden Knights vs Canucks Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Canucks to secure a victory over the Golden Knights at home. With the moneyline currently set at -122, I’m locking in my bet on the Canucks straight-up.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Golden Knights to cover. Even if the Canucks win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Golden Knights should 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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