The Vegas Golden Knights (14-7-4) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (15-7-1) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver 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 Oilers. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks
The Vegas Golden Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Golden Knights currently hold an overall record of 14-7-4. When playing on the road, Vegas has a 6-4-3 record, while they are 8-2-1 at home. They are currently positioned 1st in the Western Pacific division and 1st in the Western conference. Vegas’ average scoring difference this season sits at +.7, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 11-12. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +1.6, and on the road, it is -0.1.
Following a 5-4 loss on the road to the Oilers, the Golden Knights are eager to bounce back. In the first period, the Golden Knights struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with two times in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, Vegas managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 27 shots on goal and committed 22 turnovers.
Despite the defeat, Vegas managed to cover the puck line, going into the game as the underdogs. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Canucks have an overall record of 15-7-1. Currently, they are 8-1-1 at home and carry a two game home win streak into the game. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Western Pacific division and 2nd in the Western conference. This season, Vancouver’s average scoring margin is +1.5, which has their puck line record at 16-7. Their average home scoring margin is +2.4, and in road games, it stands at +.8.
In their recent matchup, the Canucks hosted the Ducks and came away with a 3-1 victory. After scoring one goal in the first period, the Canucks found the net two times in the 3rd period against the Ducks. Of Vancouver’s three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 27 shots on goal and had three giveaways.
Vancouver also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.
Vegas Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Golden Knights come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 7th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 3rd in the league. So far this year, the Golden Knights are 6-5 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 7-1 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 9-14-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 14 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.
Vancouver Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Canucks come in averaging 4 goals per game this season, which is 1st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 12th in the league. In terms of the Canucks’ offense during power plays, they are 2nd in power play goals and 8th in shorthanded goals.
So far, the Canucks have an over/under record of 14-7-2. Coming into the game, they have played 16 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.4 goals per game.
Vegas Team Defense
The Golden Knights defense is currently 5th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Vegas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 4th with 2 shutouts.
Vancouver Team Defense
Vancouver defense takes on the Golden Knights ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Vancouver. They alsso are 7th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Golden Knights vs Canucks Trends
- Vegas has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
- Through their last three home contests, the Canucks offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Vancouver posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
- The last three games that Vancouver was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Golden Knights have a straight up record of 0-3 and an puck line mark of 0-3.
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 -124, I’m locking in my bet on the Canucks straight-up.
For a puck line pick, we are going with the Canucks to win and cover. Look for the Canucks to win this one by multiple goals over the Golden Knights.
For those assessing the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will stay below that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the under.
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