Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 17, 2022

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins conclude a long road trip on Monday night with their lone trip of the season to Las Vegas.

Pittsburgh
46-25-4-7
AT
January 17, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
T-Mobile Arena
Vegas
43-31-4-4
Puckline +1.5 -242
Moneyline -106
Over / Under o +6

59%

Betting Action

41%

Puckline -1.5 +204
Moneyline -114
Over / Under u +6

59%

Betting Action

41%

The Knights are very short favourites on the NHL odds with a total of 6.0 goals.

Penguins vs. Golden Knights NHL Betting Odds

Monday is the first of two regular-season meetings between the clubs with Vegas visiting Pittsburgh on March 11. It’s not out of the question that they meet in the Stanley Cup Final. Both are going to make the playoffs.

Vegas hasn’t been in the league all that long and has faced Pittsburgh just six times, with each club winning three. Pens star Sidney Crosby has played in five of those and has a goal and three assists vs. the Knights. The All-Star Game rosters were released last week, and in a rarity Crosby wasn’t named to the game. Goaltender Tristan Jarry and forward Jake Guentzel were for the Pens. For Vegas, forward Mark Stone and defenceman Alex Pietrangelo were.

The favourite is 5-1 in the six all-time meetings.

Pittsburgh Penguins

This is the finale of a six-game cross-USA road trip for the Penguins, who are 3-2 on it. They won in San Jose on Saturday, 2-1 in overtime. Jake Guentzel’s team-leading 19th goal of the season was the winner. Blueliner Kris Letang (third) had the other. Louis Domingue made 40 saves, but it should be Tristan Jarry (18-7-4, 2.05 GAA, .929 SV) on Monday.

Winger Bryan Rust has missed four straight games in protocols but did practice Sunday and could return. He has nine goals and 11 assists. Fellow winger Jason Zucker is a game-time call with a lower-body injury that has cost him the past seven games. Zucker has 11 points. Pittsburgh is 7-2 in its past nine road games.

Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas hasn’t played since a 4-3 home shootout loss to Toronto last Tuesday as the Knights’ games in Edmonton and Calgary were postponed. The team could get back three players from injury/COVID list on Monday in forwards William Carrier, Nolan Patrick and Nicolas Roy. Arguably the team’s best scorer, Max Pacioretty (12 goals, nine assists), hasn’t played since Dec. 28 due to wrist surgery and remains on IR. Should be Robin Lehner (15-10-1, 2.91 GAA, .905 SV) should be in net.

Vegas coach Pete DeBoer will coach the Pacific Division team in the All-Star Game. The Ontario native is currently in his third season behind the Vegas bench. The Knights are 1-4 in their past five at home.

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