Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 11/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-166) Canucks (+138)
The Vancouver Canucks (6-9-3) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (14-4-1) at Rogers Arena on Monday. The odds on this game have Vegas at -166 and Vancouver is sitting at +138. The over/under is set at 7.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-3 defeat to the Oilers in the last game they played. Vegas tallied 6 penalty minutes in this contest. The Golden Knights were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this loss. In addition, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the game, they scored on 3 out of the 34 shots they put on net.
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Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 47 power play tries (30th in professional hockey) and have tallied 11 goals in those chances. The Golden Knights thus far have had 560 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .916. Vegas has tried 636 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. When playing at even strength, the Golden Knights have conceded 36 goals while earning 56 when they are on offense. Vegas has accumulated 57 power play chances and they have added 12 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 21.05%. For the current season, they have recorded 29 points and their points percentage is sitting at .763. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights have racked up 68 goals (4th in pro hockey) so far this year and have given up 47.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Logan Thompson. Thompson has taken the ice for 32 contests throughout his NHL career. He has compiled a mark of 19-8-3 and got the start in 29 games. The opposition has been able to score 76 goals against Thompson in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.50. Thompson has seen 931 shots against him and has gathered 855 total saves. His save percentage currently is .918 during his 1,821 minutes on the ice. For his career, Thompson has accrued 16 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .552.
When they were on the ice last, Vancouver faced the Kings in a game where the Canucks notched a victory by a tally of 4-1. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this contest and netted 1 out of those chances. The Canucks recorded 4 goals of the 25 shots on goal they took.
The Canucks have earned 43 goals at even strength and 19 goals (4th in hockey) while on the power play. Vancouver has taken 544 shots (22nd in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.40%, while allowing their opponents 598 shots. For the season, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 62 goals, 15 points, and a points percentage of .417. They have permitted 70 goals to be scored by way of 49 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have recorded 64 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 29.69%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 65.00% on the other teams 60 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 88.3%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Thatcher Demko defending the goal. Demko has accumulated a career record of 69-61-13 and has been in net for 148 games. Demko's quality start rate sits at 54.2% and he has accumulated 77 quality starts in his pro career. He is sitting with 4,240 saves out of 4,659 shots taken, giving him a save % of .910. Teams are averaging 2.91 goals per game and he has given up 419 goals altogether. He has started in 142 games and has been on the ice for 8,629 minutes.
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Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+138)
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