Anaheim Ducks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Matchup Preview

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A game between two teams on winning streaks, the Anaheim Ducks and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights meet at T-Mobile Arena in a divisional showdown. The action gets started at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, February 19, and you will be able to witness it live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.

Anaheim Ducks at Vegas Golden Knights Odds

Vegas is 39-19 straight up (SU) and has netted 22.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 58 regular season outings, 33 of its games have gone over the total, while 23 have gone under and just two have pushed. This season, the team is 22-6 SU at home. The Golden Knights have connected on 21.9 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 12th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.9 percent of all penalties. The Golden Knights, as a collective unit, have been penalized just 3.2 times per game overall this season, and 1.6 per game over their last five matchups home outings. The teams had to defend opposition power plays for just 6.4 minutes per game over their last 10 matchups, overall. Averaging 28.5 saves per game with a .932 save percentage, Marc-Andre Fleury (19-8-2) has been the best option in goal for Vegas this season. If head coach Gerard Gallant chooses to rest him, however, Vegas might go with Malcolm Subban (12-4-4 record, .912 save percentage, 2.59 goals against average). The Knights will continue looking for offensive production from Jonathan Marchessault and David Perron. Marchessault (58 points) has produced 21 goals and 37 assists and has recorded two or more points in 17 different games this year. Perron has 14 goals and 39 assists to his credit and has recorded a point in 37 games. On the other bench, Anaheim is 29-31 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. A total of 37 of its outings have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and just one has pushed. The Ducks are 14-18 SU as an away team this season. The Ducks have converted on just 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 14th overall and it’s successfully defended 81.5 percent of all penalties. Anaheim’s skaters have been whistled for penalties 4.5 times per game in total this season, and 3.4 per game over their last five road outings. The teams been forced to kill penalties just 7.8 minutes per game over their last five road outings. John Gibson (2.55 goals against average and .924 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Anaheim. Gibson is averaging 29.7 saves per game and owns a 22-23-7 record. Rickard Rakell (22 goals, 24 assists) will lead the attack for the visiting Ducks.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Free Picks

Free Pick: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • Two of Anaheim’s last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 1-1 in those games and 4-6 overall in shootouts this season.
  • The over has hit in three of Vegas last five games.
  • Vegas has scored 3.5 goals per game overall this year, but has raised that figure up to 5.0 per contest in its last three games (the teams a perfect 2-0 SU over that streak).
  • Seven of Vegas last ten outings have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 5-2 overall in those games.
  • Anaheim skaters have accounted for the seventh-most hits in the league (24.3 per game), but the teams recorded just 21.6 hits over their last five away games.