Nashville Predators vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights - 12/8/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Las Vegas Golden Knights (17-9-1) at Nashville Predators (18-7-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -185 / Las Vegas Golden Knights +166 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: AT&TSN, FSSM
The Vegas Golden Knights and Nashville Predators meet Friday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 14 goals, Jonathan Marchessault has 15 assists and Reilly Smith has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Maxime Lagace has given up 46 goals on 344 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 19 goals on 246 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.
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The Nashville Predators look for another victory after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 27.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 14 goals, P.K. Subban has 14 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 53 goals on 717 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 21 goals on 191 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Golden Knights are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win, 14-4 in their last 18 vs. Western Conference and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Predators are 48-22 in their last 70 home games, 9-3 in their last 12 games following a win and 13-3 in their last 16 overall. The over is 9-4 in Predators last 13 overall and the over is 15-5-2 in Golden Knights last 22 overall.
The Vegas Golden Knights continue to impress and are finding ways to win games again despite injuries to their goaltending. However, Vegas isn't the same team on the road as it is at home and that includes losses in five of their last eight tries. The Nashville Predators remain one of the best home teams in the league and are currently one of the hottest teams in the league overall. We've cashed big tickets this season with Vegas as big underdogs, but this is a bad spot for the young boys.