Vancouver vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Vancouver vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction 3/7/2024

The Vancouver Canucks (40-17-7) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (33-22-7) on Thursday, March 7th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on ESPN+. The Canucks 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 Blue Jackets. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Canucks vs Golden Knights

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The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 40-17-7, the Vancouver Canucks sit atop the Western Conference standings. Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 4-6, but they have won two straight games and have a record of 20-11-4 on the road this season.

Against fellow Western Conference teams, Vancouver has gone 21-14 this season, and they have been the favorite in 42 of their 64 games. As the underdog, the Canucks have gone 13-6-3 this season and have lost their last two games when not favored.

On the season, Vancouver has gone 35-29 against the puck line, including 18-17 on the road. They have 25 wins by multiple goals and have dropped nine straight games against the puck line.

Overall, the Canucks’ average scoring margin is +.8 goals per game, and they have gone 18-24 against the puck line when favored. In their last ten road games, Vancouver has gone just 2-8 vs. the puck line.

The Canucks recently played against the Kings and secured a win with a score of 2-1. In terms of offense, the Canucks faced a dry spell in the first and third periods against the Kings, but they managed to score one time in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 31 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.

Vancouver’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 3 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 gone 19-9-2, and they have been favored in 38 of their 62 games. In the Western Conference, Vegas is in 7th place and 4th in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone just 2-8, and they have lost their last three games.

Overall, Vegas has a record of 33-22-7, and in the Western Conference, they have gone 21-13. As the favorite, the Golden Knights have gone 20-14-4 this season.

At home this season, the Golden Knights have an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. Their puck line record at home is 15-15, and their puck line record for the season is 31-31. So far, Vegas has 20 wins by multiple goals.

Overall, the Golden Knights have gone 13-25 against the puck line when favored. Their puck line mark in their last ten home games is 5-5. In their last five games, the team’s puck line record is 3-2, and their puck line record for the season is 18-6 when listed as the underdog.

Following a 6-3 loss on the road to the Blue Jackets, the Golden Knights are eager to bounce back. The Golden Knights managed to find the net one time in the 3rd period against the Blue Jackets, following their two goals in the first period. In the game, Vegas managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 39 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.

Vegas took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

Vancouver Offense Breakdown

The Canucks come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 3rd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. This year, the Canucks have recorded a 19-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 20-10 record.

The Canucks’ over/under record this season is 35-25-4. For the season, they have had 36 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.3 goals per game.

Golden Knights Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 16th in the league. This season, the Golden Knights have a 15-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 17-8 record.

For the season, the over/under record of the Golden Knights’ stands at 31-31-0. They have had 30 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Vegas Team Defense

Defensively, the Golden Knights come into the season ranked 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.8 shots per game against Vegas. For the season, they are ranked 17th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Canucks vs Golden Knights Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Vancouver has an puck line mark of 2-8. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Through their last ten home games, Vegas has an puck line record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Golden Knights have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 4-1.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Canucks have a straight up record of 5-5 and an puck line mark of 2-8.

Canucks vs Golden Knights Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Golden Knights to secure a victory over the Canucks at home. With the moneyline currently set at -113, I’m locking in my bet on the Golden Knights straight-up.

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