Detroit Red Wings vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 1/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+128) Golden Knights (-154)
The Vegas Golden Knights (28-15-2) will try to beat the Detroit Red Wings (18-17-7) at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Red Wings at +128 and the Golden Knights open at -154. The betting total is set at 7.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6-3 defeat to the Avalanche in their last outing. Detroit accrued 10 penalty minutes in this contest. Furthermore, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Red Wings offense showed they have some room for improvement in the defeat. For the game, they scored on 3 out of the 29 shots they put on goal.
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In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 130 goals (23rd in pro hockey) on the campaign and have allowed 143. For the season, they have accumulated 43 points and their points percentage is sitting at .512. Detroit is sitting with 150 power play chances and they have added 30 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 20.00%. When playing at even strength, the Red Wings have surrendered 111 goals while notching 100 of their own. Detroit has tried 1,225 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.6%. The Red Wings have had 1,306 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .891. Detroit Red Wings opponents have amassed 128 power play opportunities (27th in professional hockey) and have a total of 32 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Ville Husso. Husso has played in 87 games throughout his hockey career. He has compiled a record of 48-23-12 and he has started in 83 games. The opposition has racked up 238 goals versus Husso in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.87. Husso has had 2,575 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,337 total saves. His save percentage is at .908 in his 4,981 minutes guarding the cage. In his professional hockey career, Husso has 44 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .530.
When they were on the ice last, Vegas opposed the Stars in a matchup where the Golden Knights took the loss by a tally of 4-0. They had 2 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Golden Knights netted 0 goals of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
Vegas has tried 1,454 shots (10th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.90%, while allowing their opponents 1,376 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.13% on their oppositions 115 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%. They have a total of 121 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 24.79%. The Golden Knights have accumulated 114 goals at even strength and 30 goals (16th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 129 goals to be scored by way of 105 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Vegas Golden Knights have tallied 144 goals, 58 points, in addition to a points percentage of .644.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Logan Thompson in the crease. Thompson has a lifetime mark of 28-17-4 and has been in net for 51 games. Thompson's quality start percentage sits at 53.2% and he has made 25 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has tallied 1,390 stops out of 1,522 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .913. Opponents are averaging 2.70 goals per game and he has surrendered 132 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 47 games and has been on the ice for 2,936 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+128)
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