Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Canucks 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 Pacific division matchup has an over/under of 5.5 goals, and the Golden Knights are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Canucks.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS 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 Tuesday, April 2nd.

WHY BET THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Golden Knights picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Golden Knights on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Canucks (+1.5)

Will Vancouver Find a Way to Win on the Road?

With an overall record of 46-20-8, the Vancouver Canucks are sitting in 2nd place in the Western Conference. In their division, they are in 1st place with a record of 14-7. Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 6-4, including a 3-2 record in their last five games.

On the road this season, Vancouver has gone 21-11-4, and they come into this game on a three-game winning streak away from home. As the underdog, the Canucks have gone 14-7-3 this season.

On the road, the Canucks have a puck line record of 19-17 this season. Overall, their puck line record is 39-35, and they have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games. In their last three games, Vancouver is 0-3 against the puck line.

So far this season, the Canucks have 29 wins by multiple goals and 17 wins by just one goal. Against the puck line as the underdog, Vancouver has a record of 18-6. In their last ten road games, the Canucks have a puck line record of just 2-8.

The average goal total for Vancouver’s games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Canucks come in with an over/under record of 36-34-4.

Across their three previous road games, Vancouver has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-0 while averaging 2 goals per game.

For their offensive performance, the Canucks come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 6th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. This season, the Canucks are 25-8 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 20-12 record.

Vancouver’s leading scorer is Brock Boeser. So far, he has 38 goals which is 14th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 31 assists so far.

The Golden Knights defense is currently 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.6 shots per game against Vegas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 22nd with 3 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Casey DeSmith has started 24 games this season. His current record stands at 11-7, and his save percentage is 0.536%.

Can the Golden Knights Lock in a Home Win?

At home this season, the Golden Knights have gone 23-11-2, and they are 27-17-4 as the favorite. Overall, Vegas has gone 41-25-8 this season, and they are 7th in the Western Conference.

Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone 7-3, and they have won each of their last two games. Against Western Conference opponents, Vegas has gone 26-16 this season, and they are 3rd in the Pacific Division.

At home, the Golden Knights have gone 19-17 on the puck line this year, and they have a puck line record overall of 37-37. So far, Vegas has had 25 wins by multiple goals and 16 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games at home, the Knights have gone just 4-6 on the puck line.

Overall, Vegas has gone 17-31 on the puck line as the favorite and 20-6 on the puck line as the underdog. In their last three games, the Knights have gone 2-1 on the puck line, and their average scoring margin this year is at +.3 goals per game.

For the season, Vegas’ games have finished with an average of 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.1. Overall, the Golden Knights have an over/under record of 35-39-0.

Although Vancouver has a straight up record of 3-0 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.

The Golden Knights come into the game scoring an average of 3.2 goals per game, putting them 14th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 14th in the league. Looking at how the Golden Knights’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 19th in power play goals and 9th in shorthanded goals.

Vegas’ current leading scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. This season, he has 40 goals, which puts him 11th in the NHL. Marchessault also comes into the game with 23 assists.

The Golden Knights defense is currently 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.6 shots per game against Vegas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 22nd with 3 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Logan Thompson has started 37 games this season. His current record stands at 22-12, and his save percentage is 0.768%.