The Vegas Golden Knights head to Vancouver for a matchup with the Canucks tonight from Rogers Arena. Puck-drop between the two sides is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. EST.
Vegas comes into this game sitting in first place within the Pacific Division. They are tied with the Los Angeles Kings for the top spot so every game and every point matters at this point in the season. The Golden Knights have averaged 3.2 goals per game this season and are allowing 2.7 goals to opposing teams per game. They will be facing a red-hot Vancouver team tonight so the Golden Knights will need to stay focused and not take them for granted.
Speaking of the Canucks, they come in playing their best hockey of the season. They have gone 8-2 over their last 10 games overall and have won two straight games entering tonight. Vancouver is a little far away from any potential playoff push but this late season success could boost morale and carry over into next season. It could also show the front office that the team needs to stay together and that they can find success together. As a team on offense, the Canucks have averaged 3.3 goals per game and are allowing 3.8 to opponents on the season.
Prediction: Vancouver Canucks 3, Vegas Golden Knights 2 (OT)
I like the Canucks to upset the Golden Knights tonight and come away with the win. They have been playing really well of late and it continues here.
Odds Presented By Betfred Sportsbook
Spread – Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (+175) / Vancouver Canucks +1.5 (-220)
Moneyline – Vegas Golden Knights -135 / Vancouver Canucks +115
Total – 6.5 – Over (-120) / Under (+100)
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