Vegas Golden Knights at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at -138 and the Red Wings at +125.
Vegas has a record of 42-19-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 18-12-3-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 226 goals and surrendered 184 goals for a point differential of +42. For the year they have an ATS mark of 42-24-0 and an over/under record of 36-28-0. Detroit has a record of 26-29-11 including 13-13-8-1 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 175 goals and have given up 199 for a goal differential of -24. Their record against the spread is 26-40-0 while their over/under mark is 26-39-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 42-24-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 36-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 26-40-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 26-39-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
03/07/18 RW Reilly Smith Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Detroit
03/06/18 LW James Neal Hand is "?" Thursday vs Detroit
03/06/18 D Nate Schmidt Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Detroit
03/06/18 C Oscar Lindberg Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs Detroit
03/02/18 D Luca Sbisa Undisclosed IR (03/01)
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)
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
03/07/18 C Frans Nielsen Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs Vegas
James Neal has scored 40 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 24 goals this season with 167 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 16 assists on the year and averages 17.2 minutes played per contest. David Perron averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 16 goals on 109 attempts. He has 44 assists, giving him a total of 60 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 22 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 1,047 shots against him and he's surrendered 77 goals. He's made 970 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Anthony Mantha has 41 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 23 goals this year with 155 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 17.3 minutes played per contest. Henrik Zetterberg averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 9 goals on 145 attempts. He has 35 assists, giving him a total of 44 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 18 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 1,455 shots against him and he's given up 129 goals. He's made 1,326 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 89 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 226 goals while giving up 184 scores, which has them ranked 2nd and 24th respectively. They have had 201 power play chances and scored 43 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 8th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 190 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 17th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.39% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 25th in the league with a total of 63 points this season. They have 36 power play goals on 192 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 22nd in the NHL. They've given up 207 power play opportunities and surrendered 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 23rd overall. As a team, the Red Wings are 28th with a total of 175 goals scored while they've given up 199 goals this season, ranking 14th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.72%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 21st overall in the NHL.
Vegas has a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they've tried 4,042 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,742 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 6th in Corsi percentage. They are 10th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.9% as they have 3,005 shots while they've given up 2,785 attempts on defense. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the year. That puts them 6th and 28th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,008 face-off wins as opposed to 2,070 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That is 24th overall in the NHL. On defense Vegas has 1,315 hits and they've blocked 957 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 18th in the league.
The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the year. That ranks them 13th and 11th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,968 face-off wins as opposed to 2,090 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.5%. That is 20th in the league. On defense Detroit has 1,335 hits and they've blocked 932 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 22nd in blocked shots. Detroit is ranked 21st in Corsi percentage with 48.6% as they've tried 3,625 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,833 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 19th in the NHL at 49.1%, as they have 2,799 shots while they've given up 2,901 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Red Wings NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Vegas -138
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas -138
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