Pacific Division teams will each be looking to bounce back from losses when the Calgary Flames host the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Monday. Though Vegas is sitting atop the division, it has lost three of its last four games, now just one point ahead of second-place Los Angeles and Vancouver. The Knights will look to get back on track against another struggling team in the Flames, who have also lost three of their last five and are fifth in the division. NHL odds and predictions forecast a close game, with Vegas only slightly favored on the road.
Knights’ Defense Stands Tall
Despite Las Vegas losing three of its last four games, its defense has been solid in its last couple of games.
The Golden Knights gave up just three total goals in their last two games, including one goal in their overtime win against Dallas, holding their opponents to a combined 0-for-5 on power-play opportunities.
Their offense has struggled, combining for just two goals in its last three games, getting shut out twice following an 0-for-8 performance on the power play.
The Knights will look to get their offense back on track against Calgary, but with their recent performances, they will likely have to rely on their defense once again to be a solid NHL pick.
Flames’ Defense Falls Flat
Calgary dropped its latest game, losing two of its last three after its defense struggled to slow down its opponent again.
The Flames are giving up 3.38 goals a game, and in their last five games, they have allowed 3.8 goals a game to drop three, getting outshot 161-153 by their opponents.
Calgary’s goaltenders have also had their issues recently, as Dan Vladar recorded a .875 save percentage after giving up three goals in the team’s latest loss while Jacob Markstrom allowed four goals in each of his last two games for a .884 average save percentage.
The Flames will hope for a better performance defensively against a struggling Vegas offense, but with how they have been playing recently, bettors may want to see how they start before looking at some live betting odds.
Golden Knights vs Flames Betting Lines
Golden Knights vs Flames Best Bet
Despite the sportsbook not really favoring either team and Calgary getting home-ice advantage, Las Vegas should grab the win.
The Golden Knights have a good chance to get back on track against a Flames defense that has been less than impressive. Vegas is averaging 3.14 goals a game this season, and with both of Calgary’s goalies having their issues lately, it should find that scoring once again.
The Knights’ defense has also been strong and should keep Calgary contained. Vegas’ .928 save percentage leads the league, and even if its offense doesn’t rack up the scoring, its defense and goaltending should still do enough to pick up the win.
NHL Pick: Vegas Golden Knights (-115)
Golden Knights vs Flames Game Information
- Game: Golden Knights (14-5-2) vs Flames (8-10-3)
- Day/Time: Monday, Nov. 27, 9:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
- Golden Knights vs Flames Live Stream: NHL.TV
Questions Of The Day
Which team is more likely to be motivated to win this game?
Both teams should be motivated to win, but Vegas may be more so to keep their place atop the division.
How has the Golden Knights' goaltending performed this season?
It has performed well, as they currently lead the NHL in save percentage.