Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 8/29/2020
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-188) Canucks (+155)
Rogers Place is the site where Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks will play the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -188 while the Canucks are priced at +155. The total has been set at 6.5. The Golden Knights are covering 52.9% of the time, having gone 36-32 SU. Vancouver is covering 49.2% of the time, going 32-33 straight up.
The Golden Knights were on the losing side of the ice with a 5 - 2 defeat against the Canucks in Game 2. The Golden Knights offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they scored on 2 of the 40 shots they looked to score on. They also had 4 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those chances. Vegas earned 12 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 72 and the Corsi against was 40 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 64.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 41 and the Fenwick against sat at 30, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 57.7%. They won 16 face-off wins and were beaten on 29 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 58.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 81.1 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Vancouver Canucks put up 27 shots. They finished with 10 penalty mins and they tallied 5 power play opportunities.
The goaltender for Vegas is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 28 years old and has played a total of 2,055 minutes defending the net for the campaign. Lehner is allowing an average of 2.89 GAA which places him at 20th among Western Conference goaltenders and 41st in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this year, he has surrendered 99 goals. He has a save percentage of .920 which places him at 8th among Western Conference goaltenders. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 224 goals which is 2nd in the conference and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +15, ranking them 10th in the league. The Golden Knights have compiled a total of 86 pts, which is 8th in the league and 3rd in the conference. In the matter of shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 2,450 which is 1st in the West and 1st in the league. As a team, Vegas has obtained a total of 1,810 hits which has them averaging 25.5 per game. They have compiled a total of 781 blocks for the season.
In Game 2 Vancouver went home with a 35.7% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 40 and they surrendered a Corsi of 72. Their Fenwick rate came in at 42.3% by notching a Fenwick of 30 and the Golden Knights earning a 41 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vancouver played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO of 118.9 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 41.7%. The Canucks netted 5 goals of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play opportunities in this one and were able to convert 1 out of those tries. Regarding their opponent, the Golden Knights had 4 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Vancouver allowed 40 shots on goal and the Golden Knights racked up 12 penalty minutes.
In net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an average season by surrendering 2.75 goals per game and that places him 14th among West goaltenders and 29th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,552 mins he's played, he's surrendered 117 goals. His save % is .918, which has him placed 10th among West goaltenders and 16th in the NHL among goalies. In connection with goal differential, they are ranked 5th in the West and 13th in the league with +10. They currently have a total of 224 goals for this year which ranks them 3rd in the conference. Vancouver has a save percentage as a team of .907 which is good for 12th in the league, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.4% putting them at 4th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+155)
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