Vegas Golden Knights (24-12-1) vs. Anaheim Ducks (9-22-4)
December 28, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +195 / Vegas Golden Knights -250; Over/Under: +6
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The Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Honda Center. The Vegas Golden Knights have split their last 8 games. The Anaheim Ducks have lost 6 of their last 8 games.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 26 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with 17 goals, Chandler Stephenson has 27 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Logan Thompson has given up 64 goals on 748 shots faced, and Adin Hill has allowed 32 goals on 331 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 12 goals, Trevor Zegras has 15 assists and Frank Vatrano has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 4.1 goals per game and are killing 69.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 79 goals on 756 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 36 goals on 316 shots.
The Golden Knights are 12-3 in their last 15 road games and 25-12 in their last 37 overall. The Ducks are 26-53 in their last 79 home games and 13-46 in their last 59 overall. The over is 9-4 in Golden Knights last 13 road games. The under is 7-3 in Ducks last 10 home games. The Golden Knights are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Anaheim and 18-3 in the last 21 meetings. The favorite is 18-3 in the last 21 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Even on the end of a back to back, the Vegas Golden Knights are the easier team to trust. The Anaheim Ducks are a well below average team at both ends of the ice, they lose at an unbelievable clip, and playing at home hasn’t helped much. It’s hard to make a case for probably the worst team in the league. I have no choice but to back Vegas and the PL for max betting value.