Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Rangers - 1/7/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (22-14-5) at Las Vegas Golden Knights (28-10-2)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 9:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Las Vegas Golden Knights / New York Rangers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, AT&TSN
The New York Rangers and Vegas Golden Knights meet Sunday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The New York Rangers look for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Grabner leads New York with 18 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 23 assists and JT Miller has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 84 goals on 1,078 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 20 goals on 263 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
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The Vegas Golden Knights look to keep the puck rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.5 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 21 goals, David Perron has 24 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Maxime Lagace has given up 49 goals on 383 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 32 goals on 391 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in 14 of their last 15 games.
The Rangers are 47-23 in their last 70 games playing on 0 days rest, 8-17 in their last 25 road games and 59-28 in their last 87 Sunday games. The Golden Knights are 5-0 in their last 5 Sunday games, 16-2 in their last 18 home games and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The under is 5-2 in Golden Knights last 7 overall and the under is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 overall.
It's the same thing every time I write up a game on the Las Vegas Golden Knights. I'm not fading this team. Vegas does nothing but win games, especially at home, and you have to like its chances here considering the Rangers are coming off an overtime/shootout game Saturday night in Arizona. Keep riding those Vegas Golden Knights until those tickets stop cashing. I sure will.