Anaheim Ducks vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 2/23/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Vegas Golden Knights (33-22-8) at Anaheim Ducks (24-30-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +160 / Vegas Golden Knights -192 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 27 goals, Mark Stone has 37 assists and Reilly Smith has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 117 goals on 1,243 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 55 goals on 516 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in 15 of their last 20 games.
The Anaheim Ducks could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 21 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 26 assists and Rickard Rakell has 153 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 130 goals on 1,378 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 52 goals on 557 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 13 games.
The Golden Knights are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim.
The Vegas Golden Knights are starting to heat up at the most important time of the season, and they now run into a Ducks team that they've beaten in eight of the last 10 meetings. Six of the last seven Vegas wins over the Anaheim Ducks have been decided by two or more goals. We've faded the Anaheim Ducks a lot this season and there's no reason to stop the trend now. Give me the Vegas Golden Knights on the road and the PL for added value.