The Vegas Golden Knights (29-14-6) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (25-18-5) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Golden Knights vs Red Wings
The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win
On the year, Vegas is 29-14-6 and in 5th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, the Golden Knights are in 2nd place. Over their last ten games, Vegas has gone 7-3, and they have won two games in a row coming into tonight’s game.
When playing on the road this season, the Golden Knights have gone 11-9-4, and they have been the underdog in 18 of their 49 games. As the underdog, Vegas has gone 11-5-2, and they have won two straight as the underdog.
When playing on the road, the Golden Knights have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games. Their overall puck line record for the season is 26-23, including going 12-12 against the puck line on the road.
So far this season, Vegas has been the underdog in 18 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 14-4. In their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone 8-2 against the puck line.
Facing the Rangers in their last game, the Golden Knights won by a score of 5-2. Throughout the game against the Rangers, Golden Knights’ offense managed to score in every single period. In the game, Vegas managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 20 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.
Going into the game, Vegas was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.
The Detroit Red Wings Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 13-8-4 and have been favored in 15 of their 25 home games. In the Eastern Conference, Detroit is in 8th place and has gone 16-14 against other teams in the conference. Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone 7-3 and have won five straight games when favored.
So far this season, Detroit has gone 25-18-5 overall and 9-7 against teams in the Atlantic Division. Against the puck line, the Red Wings are 22-26. In their last three games, Detroit has gone 2-1 and they have gone 3-2 over their last five games.
When favored, the Red Wings have a puck line record of just 5-10, but they have covered the puck line in their last three games and four of their last five. Overall, Detroit has a puck line record of 29-19, including going 14-11 at home.
So far this season, the Red Wings have had 15 wins by multiple goals and 10 wins by one goal. At home, Detroit’s average scoring margin is +.4 goals per game.
The Red Wings recently hosted the Flyers and emerged victorious with a 3-0 win. On the offensive front, the Red Wings failed to score in the first or third periods against the Flyers, but they found the net three times in the second period. For the game, the Detroit offense took 17 shots on goal and scored one time while short handed.
Detroit secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
Vegas Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Golden Knights are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 10th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 6th in the league. Vegas’ offense comes into the game ranked 11th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the NHL.
The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 22-27-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.
Red Wings Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Red Wings come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 5th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. So far this year, the Red Wings are 9-4 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 16-13 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Red Wings come in with an over/under record of 27-21-0. Over the season, there have been 27 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.8 goals per game.
Vegas Team Defense
Defensively, the Golden Knights are currently 9th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.7 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 17th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Detroit Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Red Wings head into the game ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.3 shots per game against Detroit. So far, they are 12th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.
Golden Knights vs Red Wings Trends
- Across the Golden Knights last ten road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 5-5, while going 3-7 straight-up.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Detroit has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- As the betting underdog, the Red Wings have an puck line record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Golden Knights have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Red Wings to come out with a win against the Golden Knights while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -130, I’m placing my bet on the Red Wings to win outright.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Golden Knights to cover. Even if the Red Wings secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Golden Knights should cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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