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Canucks Smart Bet to Beat Golden Knights

It is a heavyweight fight.

It is the kind of heavyweight fight that potentially sets the stage for the very important games in April and May, and will make for compelling decision-making when determining today’s NHL best bets.

Canucks Smart Bet to Beat Golden Knights
Canucks Smart Bet to Beat Golden Knights

The Western Conference-leading Vegas Golden Knights will meet the second-in-the-West Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night at Rogers Arena.

Both teams rank in the NHL’s top 10 for fewest goals allowed. Vegas is tied for fourth in the league with 56 goals allowed, followed immediately by Vancouver, which has yielded just 57 goals.

Both teams rank in the NHL’s top 10 for most goals scored. Vancouver leads the league with 91 goals while Vegas is tied for seventh with 71 goals scored.

Golden Knights vs Canucks Betting Lines

Golden Knights vs Canucks Best Bets

Entering the game, the Canucks are -120 moneyline favorites in Vegas NHL odds.

And with good reason.

The Canucks have the NHL’s best record on home ice, with an 8-1-1 mark at Rogers Arena. The reasons Vancouver has been so strong at home is an explosive offense that has scored 42 goals – an average of 4.20 goals per game – and an unexpectedly strong defense that has limited opponents to only 18 goals in 10 games (1.80 per game).

 


While the Canucks’ offensive attack has carried over to the road – Vancouver has scored 49 goals in 13 games away from Rogers Arena – their defensive play has struggled. The Canucks are allowing 39 goals on the road, an average of three per game.

Which is why backing the Canucks at home is the smart play in NHL betting picks. Especially when considering Vegas is 6-3-3 away from T-Mobile Arena, and is surrendering 36 goals in 12 road games.

Allowing three goals per road game isn’t particularly great, especially when factoring in the Golden Knights have scored 35 goals, an average of 2.92 per game.

To summarize: Vegas is .500 on the road because it is allowing slightly more goals per game away from T-Mobile Arena than it is scoring. Consider that for online NHL betting predictions.

All of which makes backing the Canucks the smart play for NHL betting odds. Vancouver is able to score and defend at home while Vegas has struggled on the road.

NHL Pick: Vancouver Canucks -120

 

 

Golden Knights vs Canucks Game Information

  • Game: Golden Knights (14-5-4) vs Canucks (15-7-1).
  • Location: Roger Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Day/Time: Thursday, Nov. 30, 10:00 P.M. ET
  • Golden Knights vs Canucks Live Stream: NHL.TV

 

Questions Of The Day

Which Golden Knights player or players are worth keeping an eye on for potential breakout games?


Jack Eichel has been great this season and is tied with William Karlsson for the Vegas team lead in points with 21. His 13 assists ranks second on the Golden Knights, and his eight goals rank third.

How has Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko been performing lately, and could it impact the game's outcome?


Demko has an 11-5-0 record heretofore this season with a 2.10 goals-against average and .928 save percentage and two shutouts.

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