Vancouver Canucks (15-7-1) vs Vegas Golden Knights (14-5-4)
2023-11-30 22:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -112 / Vegas Golden Knights -108 --- Over/Under: 6.5
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The Vegas Golden Knights and the Vancouver Canucks meet in NHL action from Rogers Arena on Thursday night. Two of the NHL’s hottest teams to start the year clash to close out the night, who emerges victorious? Let’s dive into this Golden Knights Vs. Canucks matchup and find out.
Golden Knights Drop 3rd Straight
The Vegas Golden Knights are in need of a win after losing 3 straight and 5 of 6 after a 5-4 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers in their last matchup. William Karlsson leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 21 points including a team-high 10 goals and 11 assists while Jack Eichel has 21 points with 8 goals and 13 assists and Mark Stone has 19 points with 6 goals and 13 assists of his own. Shea Theodore has 18 points with a team-high 14 assists as well and Jonathan Marchessault has 14 points with 9 goals of his own this season. Adin Hill has gone 9-2-2 with a 1.96 GAA and a .933 save percentage while Logan Thompson has gone 5-3-2 with a 2.47 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.
Vegas Golden Knights Team Facts
The underdogs have won five of the Golden Knights’ last six games.
The Golden Knights have covered the puck line in each of their last 11 games as underdogs.
The Golden Knights have lost the first period in each of their last five games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
The ‘Over 2.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in nine of the Golden Knights’ last 11 games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
Vegas Golden Knights Player Prop Facts
Mark Stone has scored at least one goal in three of the Golden Knights’ last four games as underdogs.
Jonathan Marchessault has recorded at least one point in eight of his nine previous appearances at Rogers Arena.
Jonathan Marchessault has recorded an assist in eight of his nine previous appearances at Rogers Arena.
Jonathan Marchessault has the most multi-goal games for the Golden Knights this season (2).
Canucks Knock Off Ducks
The Vancouver Canucks come into this one looking to string together back-to-back wins for the first time in two weeks after a 3-1 win over Anaheim last time out. J.T. Miller leads the Canucks with 35 points including 13 goals and 22 assists while Quinn Hughes has 33 points with 8 goals and a team-high 25 assists. Elias Pettersson’s added 30 points with 21 assists and Brock Boeser’s chipped in 26 points with a team-high 17 goals of his own. Filip Hronek’s added 23 points with 21 assists as well for the Canucks this season. Thatcher Demko’s gone 11-5 with a 2.10 GAA and a .928 save percentage in goal for Vancouver while Casey DeSmith is 4-2-1 with a 3.06 GAA and a .907 save percentage this season.
Vancouver Canucks Team Facts
The Canucks have won each of their last seven games at Rogers Arena against opponents on a losing streak.
The Canucks have failed to cover the puck line in 13 of their last 14 games as home favorites following a home win.
The Canucks have won the third period in each of their last seven games at Rogers Arena against opponents on a losing streak.
The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Canucks’ last seven games following a win.
Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts
J.T. Miller has scored at least one goal in eight of the Canucks’ last nine games as home favorites.
J.T. Miller has recorded at least one point in each of the Canucks’ last 10 games as home favorites.
Quinn Hughes has recorded at least one assist in each of his last eight Thursday appearances against Pacific Division opponents.
Brock Boeser ranks 1st in the league for Goals (17) this season.
The Vancouver Canucks ranks 1st in the league for goals per game this season (3.96).
The Vancouver Canucks are one of only two teams in the league to rank top 5 for both goals for and goals against per game this season.
The Vegas Golden Knights ranks 3rd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.43).
The Vegas Golden Knights ranks T7th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (85.71%).
Golden Knights Vs. Canucks Pick
I’m backing the Canucks here. Vegas has had the bulk of the success as of late in Vancouver, but the Golden Knights just don’t look right at the moment. I’m sure in some spaces, Vegas has earned the benefit of the doubt that they can bounce back here, but I’m not sleeping on the Canucks who have been one of the NHL’s best home teams out of the gate this season. I’ll side with the Canucks at the coin flip price here.