Golden Knights vs. Canucks Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Nov 29, 2018

While their records might look similar, the Vegas Golden Knights and Vancouver Canucks couldn’t be further apart given their recent play entering Thursday’s encounter at Rogers Arena.

Vegas
43-32-5-2
AT
November 29, 2018, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
35-36-5-6
Puckline -1.5 +150
Moneyline -165
Over / Under o +6

65%

Betting Action

35%

Puckline +1.5 -175
Moneyline +140
Over / Under u +6

65%

Betting Action

35%

The Canucks have dropped nine of their past 10 games to wipe out their strong start to the season. The Golden Knights, on the other hand, have won four consecutive games as they look to crawl out of their early-season crater.

Golden Knights vs Canucks Betting Analysis

Are the Golden Knights back? Oddsmakers seem to think so, making the second-year franchise a -165 favourite despite languishing near the .500 mark heading into Thursday’s game. But with Vegas having outscored the opposition 20-5 over its last four games, combined with the Canucks having been outscored 37-21 over their past 10 games, makes it clear which way the betting winds are blowing for this one.

Goals could be plentiful here, with the over/under set at 6. The Golden Knights have gone 5-2 to the over in their last seven games against teams below .500, and are an identical 5-2 O/U in their past seven road outings. Vancouver has also been a strong over play of late, going above the number in 19 of its previous 27 games at Rogers Arena while converting the over six times with a push in its past seven home contests.

Vegas Golden Knights

As great as it is that the Golden Knights have started to turn things around, the biggest  development might just be the return of Max Pacioretty as a point producer. After struggling over his first 18 games in Sin City, Pacioretty has been on fire during Vegas’ four-game win streak, racking up four goals and three assists in that span. Pacioretty has 11 points in the 11 wins he has played in, but just two total points in 11 losses.

Vancouver Canucks

You could blame just about everyone who laces up the skates for Vancouver’s November swoon – but not the top line. The trio of Bo Horvat, Nikolay Goldobin and Elias Pettersson has been the lone bright spot for the Canucks this month, providing more than a third of the team’s 38 goals so far in November. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom is among the most culpable, sporting a 3.50 GAA and an .888 save percentage in 11 November games.

Golden Knights vs. Canucks Prediction

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