Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Red Wings versus the Golden Knights? The puck drops at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Golden Knights are favored by -1.5 against the Red Wings.

DETROIT RED WINGS VS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -1.5

This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 10:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Red Wings winning this one 4-2.
  • We like the Red Wings on the moneyline (+144)
  • The Red Wings are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Does Detroit Have A Chance at T-Mobile Arena?

On the season, the Red Wings are 33-24-6 and are in 7th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, Detroit is in 4th place. Over their last ten games, the Red Wings are 6-4, but they have lost four straight games.

On the road, Detroit has gone 15-14-1 for the season, and they have lost two straight games away from home. As the underdog, the Red Wings have gone 19-20-2 this season.

On the road this year, Detroit has gone 17-13 against the puck line, and their average scoring differential is -.2 goals per game. So far, the Red Wings have been the underdog in 41 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 28-13.

Overall, the team’s puck line record for the season is 36-27, and they have 19 wins by more than one goal. In their last 10 road games, the Red Wings have gone 4-6 against the puck line.

For the season, Detroit’s games have finished with an average of 6.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.4. Overall, the Red Wings have an over/under record of 35-28-0.

In their last three games away from home, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.

When looking at their offense, the Red Wings have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 24th in the league. So far this year, the Red Wings are 11-7 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 22-16 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Detroit’s leading goal scorer is Dylan Larkin. So far this season, he has 26 goals, placing him 28th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 28 assists so far.

The Golden Knights defense is currently 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.9 shots per game against Vegas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 3 shutouts.

Goalie James Reimer comes into the game having made 13 starts this season. So far, his record is 6-6 and he has a save percentage of 0.426%.

Can the Golden Knights Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, the Golden Knights are 19-10-2 and have dropped their last five games. In their last ten games, Vegas has gone just 2-8 and has lost four straight as the favorite. In the Western Conference standings, the Golden Knights are in 8th place and have a record of 33-23-7.

Against other Western Conference teams, Vegas has gone 21-14 this season and are 4th in the Pacific Division. In games where they are the favorite, the Golden Knights have gone 20-15-4, and they have an overall record of 13-8-3 as the underdog.

At home this season, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 15-16, and their average scoring margin per game is +.6 goals. So far, Vegas has 20 wins by multiple goals and 13 wins by one goal.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 31-32, and they have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line. In their last ten games at home, the Golden Knights are 4-6 vs. the puck line.

This season, Vegas’ games are averaging 6.2 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Golden Knights currently have an over/under record of 31-32-0.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Detroit has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 1 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Golden Knights have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 14th in the league. Coming into the game, the Golden Knights have a 15-14 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 17-9.

Vegas’ leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. So far this season, he has 32 goals, placing him 14th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Marchessault has 21 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Golden Knights head into the game ranked 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.9 shots per game against Vegas. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Detroit, goalie Logan Thompson has started 32 games in this season. His current record is 17-12, and his save percentage stands at 0.778%.