Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Golden Knights versus the Red Wings? The puck drops at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Red Wings are favored by -1.5 vs. the Golden Knights in a non-conference matchup.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS DETROIT RED WINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Red Wings -1.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT RED WINGS:

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

Will the Golden Knights Make it Happen in Detroit?

As the Golden Knights head to Detroit, they are currently 5th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific Division. On the season, Vegas has gone 29-14-6 and has won two straight games, both on the road. In their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone 7-3.

When playing on the road this season, Vegas has gone 11-9-4, and in games where they have been the underdog, they have gone 11-5-2. Over their last three games, the Golden Knights have gone 2-1, and over their last five games, they have gone 4-1.

On the road this season, the Golden Knights have gone 12-12 vs. the puck line and have an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game. So far, Vegas has been the underdog in 18 games and has a puck line record of 14-4 in those games.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 26-23, and they have 17 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games, the Golden Knights have an 8-2 puck line record.

This season, Vegas’ games are averaging 6 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Golden Knights currently have an over/under record of 22-27-0.

In their last three road games, Vegas has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

Offensively, the Golden Knights come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 6th position in the league. This season, the Golden Knights have a 13-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 15-5 record.

Vegas’ leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. So far this season, he has 25 goals, placing him 12th in the NHL. Marchessault also comes into the game with 15 assists.

Defensively, the Red Wings are currently 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.3 shots per game against Detroit. They also are 12th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Detroit, goalie Logan Thompson has started 28 games in this season. His current record is 16-9, and his save percentage stands at 0.854%.

Does Detroit Have a Shot at a Home Win?

At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 13-8-4. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 8th place and 5th in the Atlantic Division. For the year, Detroit has a record of 25-18-5.

When favored, the Red Wings have gone 10-2-3 this season. Over their last ten games, they have gone 7-3 and have won five straight games as the favorite. In their last three games, Detroit has gone 2-1.

As the favored team, Detroit has gone 5-10 on the puck line this season and has an overall puck line record of 29-19. So far, the team has 15 wins by multiple goals and an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per game.

At home, the Red Wings have a puck line record of 14-11 and have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games at home. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin at home is +.4 goals per game.

On average, Detroit’s games have finished with 6.8 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.4. In total, the Red Wings come in with an over/under record of 27-21-0.

The Golden Knights are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

Offensively, the Red Wings come into the game at 3.5 goals per contest placing 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 23rd position in the league. The Red Wings went 9-4 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 16-13.

Detroit’s current leading scorer is Dylan Larkin. This season, he has 20 goals, which puts him 29th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 24 assists so far.

Defensively, the Red Wings come into the season ranked 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.3 shots per game against Detroit. For the season, they are ranked 12th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Vegas, goalie Alex Lyon has started 19 games in this season. His current record is 12-6, and his save percentage stands at 0.66%.