Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 9/1/2020 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+190) Golden Knights (-238)
Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks are headed to Rogers Place on Tuesday where they'll take on the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of their series. Vegas leads the series 3-1. The Golden Knights open this contest at -238 while the Canucks are coming in at +190. The total is set at 6.5. The Canucks cover 49.2% of the time, having gone 32-33 SU. The Golden Knights cover 52.9% of the time, going 36-32 straight up.
The Canucks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 3 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 4. The Canucks were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the defeat. For the outing, they earned a goal on 3 of the 31 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 5 power play opportunities and netted 2 goals out of those chances. Vancouver earned a total of 4 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Canucks was 42 and the Corsi against was 58 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 42.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 and the Fenwick against was 41, which means they had a rate of 41.4%. They won 27 face-off wins and lost 24 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 51.6% and they had a PDO of 90.9 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Vegas Golden Knights earned a total of 33 shots. They had a total of 10 penalty mins and they earned 2 power play chances.
Looking after the goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,552 mins defending the goal this season. Markstrom is conceding an average of 2.75 goals per contest which has him placed 14th among West goalies and 29th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he has allowed 117 goals. He has a save percentage of .918 which has him placed 10th among West goalies. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 224 goals which is 3rd in the conference and 10th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +10, ranking them 13th in the NHL. The Canucks have earned a total of 78 pts, which is 20th in the NHL and 9th in the West. With regard to shots on goal, they have earned a total of 2,153 which is 10th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the NHL. As a unit, Vancouver has earned a total of 1,292 hits which has them averaging 18.7 per game. They have earned a total of 915 blocks for the year.
In Game 4 Vegas had a 58.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 58 and they conceded a Corsi of 42. Their Fenwick rate came in at 58.6% with a Fenwick of 41 and the Canucks earning a 29 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO of 109.1 and they earned an oZS percentage of 48.4%. The Golden Knights notched 5 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing and scored 1 out of those chances. Concerning their opponent, the Canucks had 5 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 2 goals. Vegas gave up 31 shots on goal and the Canucks ended up with 4 penalty mins.
In net for Vegas is Robin Lehner who is having an average campaign by allowing 2.89 GAA and that has him ranked 20th among Western Conference goaltenders and 41st among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,055 mins he's played, he's given up 99 goals. His save percentage is .920, which places him at 8th among Western Conference goaltenders and 13th among goalies in the NHL. With regard to goal differential, they sit 3rd in the Western Conference and 10th in the NHL with +15. They currently have a total of 224 goals for the year which puts them at 2nd in the conference. Vegas has a team save percentage of .900 which has them 25th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 9.1% ranking them 10th in the West.
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Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-238)
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