Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Predators versus the Golden Knights? The puck drops at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Golden Knights are the home favorites against the Predators in a Western conference matchup.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -1.5
This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 6:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.
WHY BET THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:
- The Golden Knights enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
- Take the Golden Knights on the moneyline
- On the spread, we like Predators (+1.5)
Will the Nashville Defense Show Up on the Road?
Heading into the game, Nashville has an overall record of 24-18-1, and they are currently 6th in the Western Conference standings. Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games. When playing on the road, Nashville has gone 11-7-1 this season, and they have won three straight road games. As the underdog, the Predators have gone 14-11-1 this season.
Over their last five games, the Predators have gone 3-2, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In games against teams from the Western Conference, Nashville has gone 12-13 this season, and they have gone 8-4 against teams from the Central Division.
On the road this season, Nashville has a puck line record of 11-8 and an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game. So far, the Predators have 13 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.
Overall, Nashville’s puck line record is 24-19, and they have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games. As the underdog, the Predators have an 18-8 mark vs. the puck line.
On average, Nashville’s games have finished with 6.3 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Predators come in with an over/under record of 20-18-5.
The Predators are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
On the offensive side, the Predators are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 12th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 14th in the league. So far this year, the Predators are 12-9 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 11-9 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The leading scorer for Nashville’s offense is Filip Forsberg. Coming into the game he has 22 goals, ranking 13th in the NHL. Forsberg also comes into the game with 26 assists.
Defensively, the Golden Knights are currently 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 10th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Juuse Saros has started 33 games this season. His current record stands at 17-15, and his save percentage is 0.971%.
Can Vegas Secure a Home Victory?
Heading into tonight’s game, the Vegas Golden Knights are in 5th place in the Western Conference with a record of 24-14-5. In their division, the Knights are 2nd and have gone 9-7 against Pacific opponents.
At home this season, Vegas has a record of 15-5-2, and they have been favored in 30 of their 43 games. Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone just 3-7.
At home, the Golden Knights have an average scoring margin of +1.0 goals per game. So far this season, Vegas has an overall puck line record of 20-23, including going 11-11 on their home ice. In their games as the favorite, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 11-19.
Overall, Vegas has 14 wins by multiple goals compared to 10 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games at home, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 4-6. In their last three games, Vegas has a puck line record of 1-2, and their average scoring margin when favored is +.4 goals per game.
For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Vegas is 5.9. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 19-24-0.
Nashville has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
When looking at their offense, the Golden Knights have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. This year, the Golden Knights have recorded a 12-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-5 record.
Vegas’ leading goal scorer is Jack Eichel. So far this season, he has 19 goals, placing him 26th in the NHL. Eichel also comes into the game with 25 assists.
Defensively, the Golden Knights come into the season ranked 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Vegas. For the season, they are ranked 10th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Logan Thompson gets the start and has made 24 starts this season. His record at this point is 13-9, and his save percentage is 0.816%.