Golden Knights vs. Blackhawks Game 4 Prediction, Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Aug 16, 2020

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The Golden Knights have looked as good as anyone in the bubble so far as they’ve played six games and they’ve registered six wins so far.

Vegas
39-24-6-2
AT
August 16, 2020, 6:30 PM ET
Rogers Place
Chicago
32-30-4-4
Puckline -1.5 +135
Moneyline -193
Over / Under o +6

71%

Betting Action

29%

Puckline +1.5 -162
Moneyline +160
Over / Under u +6

71%

Betting Action

29%

The Chicago Blackhawks finally put together a strong defensive effort in this series, holding the Vegas Golden Knights to just two goals in Game 3. However, it wasn’t enough as the Golden Knights still earned the win. The Blackhawks have now dug themselves an 0-3 series whole and are on the brink of elimination. Can they get anything going in Game 4 to survive one more day?

Golden Knights vs. Blackhawks NHL Playoff Odds

The most important trend to note here is that the Golden Knights have now won 11 of the last 12 meetings in this series. Although overs might seem to make a lot of sense given the style of the two teams, under has actually now cashed in three of the last four meetings.

With Saturday’s loss, the Blackhawks are now 18-28 against teams with a winning record this season while the Golden Knights are now 21-14 against teams with a losing record.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights have looked as good as anyone in the bubble so far as they’ve played six games and they’ve registered six wins so far. Most of their wins have been offensive slugfests where they’ve done more at that end of the rink but on Saturday, they showed they can win a quiet, low-scoring affair too. They got a shorthanded goal early from William Karlsson and then road the play of Marc-Andre Fleury – who was making his first start of the series – as he slammed the door shut. What’s interesting is that Vegas probably left some meat on the bone here as they failed to score on the power play – they had three opportunities – and missed a couple of other good chances.

The Blackhawks have to be fairly discouraged right now. Vegas is laser-focused these days and would likely relish a break in between rounds. Look for them to take care of business on Sunday and send the Blackhawks home.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks finally got a good effort out of Corey Crawford on Saturday as he allowed just two goals on 26 shots. Considering his save percentage is under .900 in the bubble, getting a .923 number out of him on Saturday was exactly what the Blackhawks needed. The issue is that their offense was nowhere to be found. The Blackhawks had some chances as they threw 27 pucks at Marc-Andre Fleury and had four power play opportunities, but they couldn’t light the lamp enough. They lost the battle with hits and faceoffs, and that contributed to their overall loss.

The Blackhawks have to throw the kitchen sink at Vegas on Sunday but it’s unclear what other strategies they have left in the tank. They’ve been doing their best to get on the board in this series and this just looks like it’s a really bad matchup for them.

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