New York Rangers vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Betting prediction

NHL Rangers vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction 1/18/2024

The New York Rangers (28-13-2) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (25-14-5) on Thursday, January 18th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 28-13-2, the Rangers are currently in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. In their last ten games, they have gone 4-6. On the road this season, New York has won 13 of their 22 games.

Over their last five games, the Rangers have gone 2-3. When playing against teams from the Western Conference, they have gone 15-9 this season. As the favorite, New York has gone 23-11-1 this season and have won two straight games when favored.

On the year, the Rangers have a puck line record of 20-23, including going 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games. When playing on the road, New York has gone 12-10 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin for the season sits at +.5 goals per game.

So far, the Rangers have been favored in 35 games and have a puck line record of 13-22 as the favorite. In their last ten games as the underdog, New York has gone 7-1 against the puck line.

In their most recent game, the Rangers hosted the Kraken and secured a 5-2 victory. In every single period, the Rangers’ offense scored a goal against the Kraken. New York’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 23 shots on goal and eight giveaways.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, New York also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.

The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Golden Knights have gone 16-5-2, and their overall record of 25-14-5 has them in 2nd place in the Pacific Division. In the Western Conference, Vegas is 5th and has gone 18-11 in conference games. Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone just 4-6.

As the underdog, Vegas has gone 7-5-1 this season, and they have been the favorite in 31 of their 44 games. Against other Western Conference teams, the Golden Knights have gone 9-7 this year.

On the season, Vegas has an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game, and they have won 15 games by multiple goals. So far, the Golden Knights have gone 21-23 against the puck line, including a mark of 12-11 at home.

When playing at home, Vegas has an average scoring margin of +1.1 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Golden Knights have gone just 5-5 against the puck line. Overall, Vegas has been the underdog in 13 games and has gone 9-4 against the puck line in those contests.

In their most recent game, the Golden Knights faced the Predators and came out victorious with a score of 4-1. Offensively, the Golden Knights’ offense scored in each period against the Predators. In the game, Vegas managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 29 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.

Vegas came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 5 goals.

New York Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Rangers come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 11th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 13th in the league. This season, the Rangers are 20-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-3 record.

The Rangers come in with an over/under record of 22-18-3. Over the season, there have been 26 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.2 goals per game.

Golden Knights Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Golden Knights have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. Vegas’ offense comes into the game ranked 10th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 11th in the NHL.

The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 19-25-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 23 games failing to surpass the 5.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.9 per game.

New York Team Defense

The Rangers defense is currently 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.8 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 22nd with 2 shutouts.

Vegas Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Golden Knights head into the game ranked 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Vegas. So far, they are 13th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Rangers vs Golden Knights Trends

  • Although New York has a straight up record of 4-6 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 4-6. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
  • The Golden Knights are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Golden Knights have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Rangers struggled vs the puck line going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.

Rangers vs Golden Knights Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Golden Knights to come out with a win against the Rangers while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +105, I’m placing my bet on the Golden Knights to win outright.

Our projections have the Golden Knights pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Golden Knights, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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