Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks - 12/5/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (11-11-5) at Las Vegas Golden Knights (16-9-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Las Vegas Golden Knights -146 / Anaheim Ducks +132 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, AT&TSN, SNO
The Anaheim Ducks and Vegas Golden Knights meet Tuesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks need a victory here after losing six of their last seven games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim with eight goals, Corey Perry has 14 assists and Andrew Cogliano has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 57 goals on 715 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 12 goals on 188 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.
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The Vegas Golden Knights look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 14 goals, Jonathan Marchessault has 15 assists and Reilly Smith has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Maxime Lagace has given up 46 goals on 344 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 16 goals on 217 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in five of their last 10 games.
The Ducks are 29-13 in their last 42 games playing on 2 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Golden Knights are 9-1 in their last 10 home games, 13-4 in their last 17 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games. The over is 7-2-2 in Golden Knights last 11 overall and the under is 6-2-1 in Ducks last 9 overall.
We've had a terrific feel on these Vegas Golden Knights, as they struggle to win on the road and still have defensive issues due to injuries, but they continue to find ways to win at home. It may not always be pretty and you sometimes can't explain it, but the Golden Knights have done nothing but win in Las Vegas. Add the fact the Ducks aren't a great road team, and you have to keep backing the Knights on their home ice.