Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Detroit Red Wings - 10/13/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (3-1-0) at Las Vegas Golden Knights (3-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Las Vegas Golden Knights -114 / Detroit Red Wings -109 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, ROOT
The Detroit Red Wings and Vegas Golden Knights meet Friday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Detroit Red Wings look for another big road victory to build on their 3-1-0 start to the season. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with two goals, Dylan Larkin has four assists and Trevor Daley has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 92.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up five goals on 112 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 32 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed two or less goals in five of their last seven games.
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The Vegas Golden Knights look for another home victory to build on their expansion best 3-0-0 record. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 7.1 percent of their power play opportunities. James Neal leads Vegas with five goals, Nate Schmidt has two assists and David Perron has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 1.3 goals per game and are killing 90 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up four goals on 107 shots faced. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed two or less goals in all three games this season.
The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 road games, 19-39 in their last 58 vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The over is 7-3-4 in Red Wings last 14 Friday games, 4-1 in Red Wings last 5 vs. Western Conference and 3-0-2 in Red Wings last 5 vs. Pacific.
I continue to fade teams on the end of back to backs, as the season is still early enough where we're seeing guys struggle to get their legs under them at times. I also don't see a reason to bet against the Las Vegas Golden Knights until they actually lose. Right now, they're riding this wave and don't realize that they're an expansion team just yet. The crowd is showing up and guys are playing their tail off for the city. I'll keep backing the Knights until they lose.