Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 9/4/2020 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+110) Golden Knights (-130)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks head to Rogers Place on Friday where they'll meet the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7 of their series. The Golden Knights open this game at -130 while the Canucks are priced at +110. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Canucks cover 49.2% of the time, having gone 32-33 SU. Vegas is covering 52.9% of the time, going 36-32 straight up.
The Canucks will head into Game 7 feeling good after earning a 4 - 0 win over the Golden Knights in Game 6. The Canucks had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. For the matchup, they finished 4 out of the 23 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Vancouver earned a total of 12 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Canucks was 33 and the Corsi against was 61 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 35.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 23 and the Fenwick against sat at 46, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 33.3%. They earned 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost 15 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 80.8% and they had a PDO of 121.1 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Vegas Golden Knights put up 48 shots. They finished with a total of 20 penalty minutes and they earned 5 power play chances.
In goal for Vancouver is Thatcher Demko from San Diego, California. He is 24 years old and has totaled 1,529 minutes defending the goal for the season. Demko is conceding an average of 3.06 GAA which has him ranking 27th in the West and 51st in the NHL. During this year, he has given up 78 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .905 which has him ranking 24th in the West. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 224 goals which has them at 3rd in the Western Conference and 10th in the league. Their goal differential is +10, which is good for 13th in the league. The Canucks have a total of 78 pts, which has them at 20th in the league and 9th in the Western Conference. With regard to shots on goal, they have a total of 2,153 which has them at 10th in the conference and 22nd in the league. As a team, Vancouver has racked up a total of 1,292 hits which means they have an average of 18.7 per game. They have a total of 915 blocks for this season.
In Game 6 Vegas had a 64.9% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 61 while they surrendered a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick percentage was 66.7% by earning a Fenwick of 46 and the Canucks finishing with a 23 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vegas had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 78.9 and their oZS percentage was 19.2%. The Golden Knights scored 0 goals of the 48 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Canucks had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. Vegas conceded 23 shots on goal and the Canucks had 12 minutes in the box.
In goal for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury who is having an ok year by allowing 2.77 goals against average and that ranks him 16th among West goaltenders and 32nd among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,880 mins he has been on the ice, he has surrendered 133 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .905, which has him placed 23rd among West goaltenders and 46th among goalies in the NHL. With regard to goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the conference and 10th in the league with +15. They have earned a total of 224 goals for the year which has them at 2nd in the Western Conference. Vegas has a save % as a team of .900 which has them sitting 25th in the league, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 9.1% ranking them 10th in the conference.
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Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+110)
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