Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 4/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-110) Canucks (-110)
The Vancouver Canucks (35-28-10) host the Vegas Golden Knights (40-29-4) at Rogers Arena on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has Vegas at -110 while Vancouver is at -110. The over/under is set at 6.
The Vegas Golden Knights went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-1 victory over the Coyotes their last time on the ice. Vegas had 6 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Golden Knights had a impressive offensive performance in this win. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't convert them into a score. For the game, they tallied a score on 6 out of the 39 shots they launched.
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Vegas Golden Knights opponents have tallied 192 power play opportunities (27th in professional hockey) and have a total of 42 goals in those attempts. The Golden Knights have had 2,186 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .902. Vegas has tried 2,481 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.3%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 173 goals while notching 196 of their own. Vegas has 191 power play opportunities and they have scored 34 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 17.80%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 84 points and their points % is .575. Pertaining to scoring goals, the Vegas Golden Knights have racked up 230 goals (14th in hockey) over the course of the season and have conceded 215.
The man in goal for this game is Robin Lehner. Lehner has participated in 361 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has earned a mark of 152-140-48 and got the start in 342 games. Opponents have been able to score 920 goals against Lehner in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.70. Lehner has seen 11,063 shots against him and he has 10,143 saves. His save percentage currently is at .917 for his 20,444 mins between the pipes. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Lehner has 190 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .556.
Their last time out, Vancouver faced the Sharks in an outing where the Canucks took home the win by a score of 4-2. They had 7 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Canucks netted 4 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they tried.
The Canucks are sitting with 159 goals at even strength and 50 goals (8th in hockey) while on the power play. Vancouver has attempted 2,348 shots (12th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.90%, while allowing their opponents 2,321 shots. So far this season, the Vancouver Canucks have a total of 209 goals, 80 points, in addition to a points percentage of .548. They have a tally of 224 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 22.32%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 73.79% on their opponents 206 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 91.3%. They have allowed 203 goals to be scored by of a combination of 149 goals at even strength and 54 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Thatcher Demko between the pipes. Demko has amassed a lifetime record of 64-51-10 and has participated in 130 contests. Demko's rate of quality starts sits at 56.8% and he has made 71 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has compiled 3,742 stops out of 4,096 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .914. His opposition is averaging 2.81 goals per game and he has allowed 354 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 125 contests and his ice time sits at 7,568 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-110)
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