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Stadium: T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas)
Vancouver fell apart in the previous game – the Canucks conceded 7 pucks from Colorado. The next match does not promise anything good either, as Travis Green's team is going to visit the recently awakened Vegas. Will Vancouver fail to score points again? Let's pick a few options to bet on at once.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Vegas could benefit greatly from the injured leaders in the future
The Golden Knights have 4 wins in their last 5 games and 7 in their previous 9. That suggests that Peter DeBoer has found the optimal combinations in the absence of Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone. But if the team is now consistently winning without their two main forwards, what will happen when they return to the ice? Vegas could indeed benefit greatly from the experience they've gained so far as the Knights are capable of becoming an even more potent team. We shouldn't forget about the fact that Vegas now has Jack Eichel. Potentially, the Golden Knights' scoring line looks killer.
The matchup with Vancouver will be Vegas' third home game in a row. So far, the Knights have won every match at home. First, the team handled Seattle 4-2 and then Minnesota 3-2.
Vancouver was swept by the Avalanche
Along with the matchup on game day one between Columbus and Arizona, the meeting between Colorado and Vancouver saw the most total dominance of one team over the other this season. The matchup in Denver was even more awful for the losers. While Arizona's global rebuild has begun and any losses to the Coyotes are forgivable, Vancouver is at the point when they should already be putting up a fight for the playoffs. 1-7, with the Avalanche doing absolutely everything they wanted on the ice.
Overall, the Canucks have only 2 wins in their last 8 games. And only 1 in regulation time. Looks like there’s no prospect for Vancouver to have a quality season in terms of results.
- Vegas: Jack Eichel, William Karlsson, Nolan Patrick, Max Pacioretty, Mark Stone, Zach Whitecloud – not playing;
- Vancouver: Brady Keeper, Tyler Motte, Brandon Sutter, Micheal Ferland, Matthew Highmore, Luke Schenn – not playing.
Expert Betting Tips
While the upcoming game is absolutely nothing special for Vegas, it becomes very important for Vancouver after the terrible failure in Denver. The Canucks will approach the game in Las Vegas with maximum concentration and probably not even lose in regulation time. However, it is too dangerous to bet on the result here. Let's take the “Under” line, as the priority for Vancouver is to play as strictly as possible on defense. In addition, the Canucks have an excellent goalie team – Jaroslav Halak and Thatcher Demko.
Prediction: Total Under.
- Total Under (5.5) for 1.87;
- Each Team Will Score Under (2.5) for 3.74;
- Total Under (2.5) for 15.5.