Vancouver Canucks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Nov 13, 2021

Travis Green, Vancouver Canucks , 2021

The Canucks have struggled as of late, with a 2-6 straight up record in their last eight games overall and a 1-4 straight up record in their past five games versus the Pacific Division.

Vancouver
18-19-2-3
AT
November 13, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
T-Mobile Arena
Vegas
25-15-2-1
Puckline +1.5 -199
Moneyline +132
Over / Under o +5.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

Puckline -1.5 +166
Moneyline -158
Over / Under u +5.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

The Vancouver Canucks badly need to forget about their last game. On Thursday, the Canucks were walloped 7-1 by the Colorado Avalanche. To make matters worse, it was their second straight loss as they dropped a 3-2 game to the Anaheim Ducks right before that. They have to quickly regroup and face off against the Vegas Golden Knights on the road. The Knights have won two straight games and seven of their last nine. They are finally starting to put all of the pieces together and are looking dangerous right now. Will Vegas’ momentum help them pull off another win or will Vancouver upset them?

Canucks vs. Golden Knights NHL Betting Odds

The Canucks have struggled as of late, with a 2-6 straight up record in their last eight games overall and a 1-4 straight up record in their past five matchups against members of the Pacific Division. At least the under has been consistent for them, with a 9-1-1 record in their last 11 matchups when allowing the other team to score five or more goals in their previous contest.

On the other hand, the Golden Knights are on an absolute tear right now. They are undefeated in their last six games when coming into the matchup on one day of rest and unbeaten in their last five against teams in the Western Conference. They are also the complete opposite of Vancouver, the over has chased out in their last five games against teams in the Pacific Division and their past four when coming into the game as the matchup favorite.

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver has been decent, at best, on the offensive end of the ice. They are currently scoring 2.6 goals per game in their last 10 matchups. The only consistent bright spot here has been J.T. Miller. He is ranked ninth in the entire league in points with 16, six of them being goals. They are equally mediocre defensively, which doesn’t place them in the best position possible.

Thatcher Demko has started 11 of 14 games this season but is just 5-5-1 on the year with a .907 save percentage. He allowed 2.99 goals per game to their opponents but has been ever so slightly outplayed statistically by their backup, Jaroslav Halak. Halak holds a .908 save percentage and allows just 2.41 goals per game, but is 0-2-1 on the year. Regardless of who starts, Vancouver desperately needs somebody besides Miller to step up and contribute offensively.

Vegas Golden Knights

There have been two guys on this Vegas squad that are leading the charge offensively for this team. Chandler Stephenson leads the roster with 13 points and eight assists on the season. Jonathan Marchessault has picked up the scoring slack to round it all out, knocking in seven goals already on the season. They’re going to get help soon too as the team’s spirit has been buoyed by the trade for Jack Eichel.

Overall, there isn’t just one major flaw that sticks out when looking over the Golden Knights on paper but they have just struggled to play consistently. Robin Lehner is 6-5-0 on the season in the net and holds a .919 save percentage. Even their backup, Laurent Brossoit is 2-1-0 with a .906 save percentage. This team just had a slow start but is finally in rhythm. They should get the job done.

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