Vancouver Canucks at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 2/23/2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
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The Vancouver Canucks head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday, February 23, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Canucks at +214 and the Golden Knights at -240.
Vancouver has a record of 23-30-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-15-3-2. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 161 goals and surrendered 194 goals for a point differential of -33. For the year they have an ATS mark of 23-37-0 and an over/under record of 35-25-0. Vegas has a record of 40-16-4 including 23-5-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 209 goals and have given up 163 for a goal differential of +46. Their record against the spread is 40-20-0 while their over/under mark is 34-24-0.
Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 23-37-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 35-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 40-20-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 34-24-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
02/20/18 GO Jacob Markstrom Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs Vegas
02/15/18 D Christopher Tanev Leg IR (02/08)
02/09/18 C Brendan Gaunce Foot IR (02/07)
02/09/18 C Markus Granlund Ankle IR (02/07)
02/08/18 C Sam Gagner Ankle IR (02/06)
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
02/22/18 LW James Neal Illness is "?" Friday vs Vancouver
02/21/18 D Shea Theodore Illness IR (02/18)
02/17/18 LW Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Wrist IR (02/17)
02/10/18 GO Malcolm Subban Upper Body IR (02/10)
02/10/18 LW William Carrier Upper Body IR (02/07)
Thomas Vanek has scored 40 total points this year for the Canucks. He has 16 goals this season with 117 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 24 assists on the year and averages 14 minutes played per contest. Brock Boeser averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 27 goals on 159 attempts. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the year. Jacob Markstrom has 16 wins and 20 losses this season in goal for the Canucks. He has 1,244 shots against him and he's surrendered 115 goals. He's made 1,129 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
James Neal has 39 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 24 goals this year with 164 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 17.3 minutes played per contest. David Perron averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 14 goals on 96 attempts. He has 41 assists, giving him a total of 55 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 20 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 877 shots against him and he's given up 61 goals. He's made 816 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have 53 total points this year, which is 26th in the NHL. They've scored 161 goals while giving up 194 scores, which has them ranked 25th and 6th respectively. They have had 194 power play chances and scored 41 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the league. The Canucks have given up 207 power play opportunities and surrendered 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking them 26th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.96% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 1st in the league with a total of 84 points this season. They have 40 power play goals on 186 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th in the NHL. They've given up 167 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 16th overall. As a team, the Golden Knights are 2nd with a total of 209 goals scored while they've given up 163 goals this season, ranking 24th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.63%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 14th overall in the NHL.
Vancouver is 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.1%, as they've attempted 3,227 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,480 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.8% as they have 2,430 attempts while they have given up 2,659 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 26th in the league. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time, which is 19th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season. That is 16th overall in the NHL. They have 1,773 face-off wins compared to 1,860 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.8%. That ranks them 22nd in the league. On defense Vancouver has 1,190 hits and they have blocked 821 shots from the opposition, putting them 26th overall.
The Golden Knights are 10th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 1,813 face-off wins compared to 1,891 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.9%. That is 23rd in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,149 hits and they have blocked 893 shots from the opposition, which is 14th in the league. Vegas is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9% as they've attempted 3,677 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,403 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.1% ranks 10th as they have 2,731 attempts while they have given up 2,510 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Canucks/Golden Knights NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver +214
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver +214
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