Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/16/21

Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/16/21 Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (29-11-2) at Anaheim Ducks (14-23-7)

NHL Hockey: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

The Line: Anaheim Ducks +197 / Vegas Golden Knights -220 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The Vegas Golden Knights look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 21 goals, Mark Stone has 32 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 85.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 28 goals on 325 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 60 goals on 795 shots.

The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 10.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with 12 goals, Rickard Rakell has 15 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 78 goals on 810 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 45 goals on 382 shots.

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The Golden Knights are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 52-23 in their last 75 overall. The Ducks are 15-37 in their last 52 home games and 8-21 in their last 29 overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Ducks last 4 overall. The Golden Knights are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Anaheim and 14-3 in the last 17 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.

The Vegas Golden Knights are back to stringing wins together, have proven they can win on the road and have won four of the five meetings this season against the Ducks. The Anaheim Ducks have actually played their best hockey over the last two weeks, but they've also been a major loser at home, don't string wins together and don't provide much value in the underdog role. It's hard to trust the Ducks in these spots. Give me the Golden Knights and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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