Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks - 12/31/19 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Anaheim Ducks at Vegas Golden Knights

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM (T-Mobile Arena)

TV: DTV

The Anaheim Ducks go to Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday at the T-Mobile Arena to face the Vegas Golden Knights. The Anaheim Ducks are coming off of a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in their last game. However, the Anaheim Ducks just recently won against the Las Vegas Golden Knights, winning the game after getting three goals in the second period to lift them to a 4-3 victory over Vegas. The win was a bounce-back victory after a loss to the New York Rangers, losing 5-1 to the Rangers.

Anaheim has the third-fewest in the NHL in goals scored, while only having a middle of the pack defense. The Ducks are 16-18-5 on the season and are now fallen to the sixth place in the Pacific Division, being one point away from the last place.

The Las Vegas Golden Knights are coming off of a win over the Arizona Coyotes, cruising past the Coyotes by the second period with four goals in the first two periods. However, the Golden Knights did play the Ducks the game before their win over Arizona, and they fell to the Ducks.

The Golden Knights are 21-15-6 on the season right now and now hold the top spot in the Pacific Division, over the Edmonton Oilers and 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.
Anaheim is 20-19 ATS this season
The Ducks are 20-41 in their last 61 games as a road underdog.
Vegas is 17-25 ATS this season
The Golden Knights are 4-1 in their last five games as a home favorite.

In the two games that the Golden Knights and the Ducks have faced off against each other, each team has won one. The game that took place last Friday, the Golden Knights, found ways to get many more shots, but they were not clinical the way Anaheim did. Vegas came out to a lead and but Anaheim score four straight goals to win, and I think that the Ducks will not get that lucky this time. I think this game won’t be as close as the previous game, and the Golden Knights leave with a win. Final Score Prediction, Las Vegas Golden Knights win 4-2.

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