The Nashville Predators (24-18-1) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (24-14-5) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on ESPN+. The Predators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Golden Knights are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Flames. Puck drop is set for 6:00 ET.
Nashville Predators vs Vegas Golden Knights
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
On the season, the Predators are 24-18-1 and sit in 6th place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, Nashville is in 4th place, and they have gone 8-4 against divisional opponents. Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games.
When playing on the road, Nashville has gone 11-7-1, and they have won three straight road games. As the underdog, the Predators have gone 14-11-1, and they have won four straight games when not favored.
On the road, the Predators have a puck line record of 11-8 and an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game. So far, they have 13 wins by multiple goals and have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games.
Overall, Nashville is 24-19 against the puck line, and they have gone 18-8 against the puck line when listed as the underdog. In their last three games, the Predators have gone 2-1 against the puck line.
The Predators played host to the Islanders in their previous game and emerged with a 3-1 win. The first two periods saw the Predators struggling to find the net on offense, but they turned things around by scoring three goals in the third period. Of Nashville’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 28 shots on goal and 17 giveaways.
Going into the game, Nashville was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
The Vegas Golden Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Golden Knights have been dominant, going 15-5-2. In the Pacific Division, Vegas is in second place and fifth in the Western Conference. Overall, the Golden Knights are 24-14-5.
Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have struggled, going just 3-7. In their last five games, Vegas has won just two games, and over their last three games, they are 1-2.
On the year, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 20-23 and their average scoring margin sits at +.4 goals per game. So far, they have had 14 wins by multiple goals and 13 losses by more than one goal.
At home, Vegas is 11-11 against the puck line and their average scoring margin is +1.0 goals per contest. In their last ten games at home, the Knights have a puck line record of 4-6.
Following a 3-1 loss at home to the Flames, the Golden Knights are eager to bounce back. Offensively, the Golden Knights faced a challenge in the first and second periods, failing to score. However, they did score one goal in the third period. Against Calgary, Vegas’ offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 32 shots on goal overall.
Vegas took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 4 goals.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 12th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 14th in the league. Coming into the game, the Predators have a 12-9 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 11-9.
The Predators come in with an over/under record of 20-18-5. Over the season, there have been 19 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.3 goals per game.
Vegas Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Golden Knights come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 6th position in the league. Vegas’ offense comes into the game ranked 8th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the NHL.
This season, the Golden Knights’ have an over/under record of 19-24-0. Throughout the season, they have played 22 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Nashville Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Predators head into the game ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Nashville. So far, they are 9th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Vegas Team Defense
Defensively, the Golden Knights are currently 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 10th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Predators vs Golden Knights Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Predators have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Golden Knights offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Vegas posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 4-6 ATS.
- As the betting underdog, the Golden Knights have an puck line mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Vegas posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
- Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Predators have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 2-3.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Golden Knights to defeat the Predators while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -131, I’m placing a wager on the Golden Knights to win outright.
If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Predators to cover. Even in the event of a Golden Knights victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Predators should cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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