Canucks vs. Golden Knights Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Oct 24, 2018

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Vegas has been good defensively but is scoring only 2.1 goals per game. Jonathan Marchessault leads the team with five goals and 10 points going into Wednesday's game.

Vancouver
35-36-5-6
AT
October 24, 2018, 10:00 PM ET
T-Mobile Arena
Vegas
43-32-5-2
Puckline +1.5 -110
Moneyline +250
Over / Under o +5.5

36%

Betting Action

64%

Puckline -1.5 -110
Moneyline -305
Over / Under u +5.5

36%

Betting Action

64%

The Vancouver Canucks players get to deal with the distraction that is Sin City – otherwise known as Las Vegas – for the first time this season as they face the Golden Knights on Wednesday night.

Canucks vs Golden Knights Betting Analysis

The schedule-makers won’t overly kind to the Canucks this week as they play four games in six nights, with a trip to Phoenix on Thursday night in the second of a back-to-back and then returning home to face the talented Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Vancouver has yet to beat the Golden Knights, who of course are only in their second season. Vegas won all four matchups a season ago and three were decided by three goals. The only close one was the finale between the two in late April in Vancouver, a 5-4 shootout victory for the Knights.

Canucks No. 1 goalie Jacob Markstrom played in all four and started three, going 0-2-1 with a 3.53 goals-against average and .885 save percentage. William Karlsson led Vegas four goals and five assists vs. Vancouver. Jonathan Marchessault added three goals and two assists. Marc-Andre Fleury was 2-0-0 with a 2.25 GAA and .925 save percentage.

Vancouver Canucks

Off an impressive 2-1 overtime home win over Boston on Saturday, the Canucks couldn’t keep it up Monday as they were beaten 5-2 by the visiting Washington Capitals. Alex Ovechkin scored what would prove to be the winner at 19:34 of the second. He added a second goal at 5:35 of the third and also had two assists to be named the No. 1 star. Troy Stecher (first of season) and Sven Baertschi (third) had the Vancouver goals. Anders Nilsson stopped 28 of 32 shots. The Caps were 2-for-5 with the man advantage and lead the NHL in power-play goals. Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson sat again with a concussion but did skate Monday so is getting close to a return. Vancouver is 3-13 in its past 16 games when allowing at least five goals in the previous game.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Knights might have had a bit of a Stanley Cup hangover – yep, you can get one even if you lose in the Finals – to start the season as they were 1-4-0 but have since won three in a row by a combined score of 8-2. Vegas last took the ice Saturday at home vs. Anaheim and prevailed 3-1. Fleury faced only 18 shots in winning his 408th career game, moving into sole possession of 10th on the all-time wins list. He had been tied with Hall of Famer Glenn Hall. Next on the list is another legend, Tony Esposito, with 423 wins. Vegas has been good defensively but is scoring only 2.1 goals per game. It hasn’t helped that centre Paul Stastny has been out with a lower-body injury and could miss at least two months. Marchessault leads the team with five goals and 10 points. No one else has more than three goals. Vegas is 37-15 in its past 25 at home.

Canucks vs. Golden Knights Prediction

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