Anaheim Ducks vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 12/27/19 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Vegas Golden Knights at Anaheim Ducks
Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10:00 PM (Honda Center)
Anaheim Ducks 1.5 (-189)
The Las Vegas Golden Knights go to Anaheim, California, on Friday to take on the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. The Las Vegas Golden Knights are coming off of a massive loss to the Colorado Avalanche, losing to the Avalanche 7-3 as Colorado got out to an early lead in the first period and did not look back. However, Las Vegas has won three of their last five games recently.
The Golden Knights are 20-14-6 on the season right now and are tied for the top spot in the Pacific Division with the Arizona Coyotes. The main reason why the Las Vegas Golden Knights have done so well is that they create a ton of changes, ranking second in shots forced with 34 per game.
The Anaheim Ducks on coming off of a loss to the New York Rangers, being blown out in their own right like the Golden Knights, losing 5-1 to the Rangers. The Ducks have lost three of their last five games.
Anaheim has struggled to generate an elite offense as they are third-fewest in the NHL in goals scored, while only having a middle of the pack defense. The Ducks are 15-18-4 on the season and are now fallen to the last place in the Pacific Division, being tied for last with the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks.
Vegas is 16-24 ATS this season
The Golden Knights are 5-1 in their last six games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
Anaheim is 18-19
The Ducks are 6-16 in their last 22 overall.
Both teams need a win to try to improve their record and their standings in the Pacific Division, as the gap between fifth and sixth place is eight points, while the sixth, seventh and eights are all tied. Both teams are very similar, but the Golden Knights are 4-0 in the last four meetings in Anaheim. The Golden Knights seem to have Anaheim's number, and I think they will squeak by with another win in Anaheim with this one. Final Score Prediction, Las Vegas Golden Knights win 3-2.