We have your Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Vegas Golden Knights hit the road to face the Vancouver Canucks.
The Vegas Golden Knights (14-5-4) are set to clash with the Vancouver Canucks (15-7-1) in a high-stakes Pacific Division showdown. With both teams at the top of the standings, this game could be a decisive factor in the divisional race.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds Info
Date: Thursday, Nov. 30
Time: 10:00 PM
Location: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
- This season, the Vegas Golden Knights have hit 9 overs and 14 unders.
- On the road this season, the Vegas Golden Knights have hit 6 overs and 6 unders.
- As the underdog this season, the Vegas Golden Knights have hit 3 overs and 2 unders.
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
- This season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 16 overs and 7 unders.
- At home this season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 6 overs and 4 unders.
- As the favorite this season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 8 overs and 5 unders.
Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis
Over the last two seasons, the Vegas Golden Knights and the Vancouver Canucks have faced off three times, with the Golden Knights emerging victorious in two of those encounters while the Canucks claimed one win. Interestingly, the visiting team has swept all three games, indicating a trend of away-team dominance in this matchup. When it comes to betting statistics, the Canucks have consistently outperformed expectations, covering the spread in all three games, despite being the underdogs in two of those. The over/under betting results have seen the total score go over the predicted line twice and under once. Delving into the specifics, the Golden Knights have shown a strong offensive presence, scoring a total of 14 goals across the three games, while the Canucks have netted 12. The Golden Knights have also been more disciplined, accruing fewer penalty minutes in each game compared to the Canucks. Both teams have demonstrated a relatively even distribution of shots on goal, blocks, and hits, suggesting a competitive balance in play style and physicality.
The most recent game between these two teams took place on March 21, 2023, where the Vegas Golden Knights edged out the Vancouver Canucks with a 4-3 victory. In this tightly contested affair, the Golden Knights were the favorites with a closing moneyline of -137, and they managed to secure the win but did not cover the spread of 1.5, as the game ended with a one-goal difference. The total score of 7 went over the predicted over/under line of 6.5. Key contributors for the Golden Knights included Phil Kessel and Reilly Smith, who both scored in the first period, while J.T. Miller was a standout for the Canucks, scoring twice. The Golden Knights’ goaltender, Jonathan Quick, saved 31 out of 34 shots for a save percentage of 0.912, whereas Thatcher Demko of the Canucks saved 23 out of 27 shots, resulting in a save percentage of 0.852. Despite the Canucks’ loss, they continued their trend of beating the spread, adding intrigue to the upcoming game’s betting dynamics.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks Predictions
The Vegas Golden Knights, despite a recent three-game skid, still hold the top spot in the Pacific Division and are looking to regain their early-season form. The Vancouver Canucks, just one point behind, are on a quest to overtake the division lead. Both teams have shown they can light up the scoreboard, with the Canucks boasting the league’s best home record at 8-1-1 and the Golden Knights not far behind in overall performance.
Star power is in no short supply for either team. The Golden Knights’ offense is led by center William Karlsson, who tops the team with 21 points, while the Canucks’ attack is spearheaded by J.T. Miller, who has racked up an impressive 35 points. Defensively, both teams have had their struggles, but the Golden Knights have a slight edge with a +15 goal differential compared to the Canucks’ +10. The goaltending matchup will also be critical, with Vegas likely turning to Adin Hill and his .933 save percentage, while Vancouver will count on Thatcher Demko to continue his solid play between the pipes.
Key player matchups to watch include the Golden Knights’ Jack Eichel facing off against the Canucks’ Quinn Hughes, who has been a point-producing machine from the blue line. The game could come down to special teams, where Vancouver’s power play has been more effective, but Vegas’ penalty kill has been steadily improving. With both teams eager to assert their dominance in the Pacific, expect a fiercely contested battle on the ice at Rogers Arena.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks Pick
Considering the recent trends and statistics, the ‘Under’ appears to be the more compelling pick for this matchup. The Vegas Golden Knights have been involved in games that have hit the under 14 times this season, with a particularly strong trend towards the under on the road, where half of their games have fallen below the total line. Additionally, their last five games have seen only one go over the total. The Vancouver Canucks, while having hit the over more frequently this season, have seen the under prevail in four of their last five games as the favorite. With both teams experiencing a dip in their over trends recently, it suggests a tightening up of play, especially in high-stakes divisional games where defensive structures tend to take precedence.
Historically, the head-to-head matchups have been mixed, with two games going over and one under. However, the most recent encounter saw a high-scoring affair that just edged over the total line. Given the current form and the importance of the game in the standings, it’s reasonable to expect a more cautious approach from both teams. The Golden Knights’ recent scoring challenges, combined with the Canucks’ strong goaltending from Demko, further support the under pick. While past games have seen a fair share of goals, the current dynamics, including both teams’ recent under trends and the potential goaltending duel, suggest that this meeting could be a lower-scoring affair than the odds imply.
The Pick: Under 6.5 -120 (BetMGM)
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Picks
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