Chicago Blackhawks at Vegas Golden Knights Game Preview 11/13/19

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Patrick Kane, Alex DeBrincat, and the Chicago Blackhawks will face off against Mark Stone, William Karlsson, and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena for a Western Conference showdown. The opening face-off is at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, and you’ll be able to catch it live on NBC Sports Network.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds

Vegas (-230) is currently favored over Chicago (+190), and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 7 goals (-120 under, +100 over).

Vegas is 9-10 straight-up (SU) and has lost 6.1 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That early-season winning percentage is a regression from the 43-39 record that the team posted during the 2018-19 season campaign. Of its 19 games this season, 10 have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and none have pushed. The team’s 4-5 SU at home this season.

The Golden Knights have converted on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked fourth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 87.7 percent of all penalties.

With a .920 save percentage and 27.7 saves per game, Marc-Andre Fleury (nine wins, six losses, and one OT loss) has been the top option in goal for Vegas this year. If the Knights decide to give him a breather, however, Vegas might roll with the winless Malcolm Subban (0-4-4 record, .899 save percentage, 3.21 goals against average).

Over on the other bench, Chicago is 6-11 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. A total of 10 of its outings have gone under the total, while six have gone over and just one has pushed. As the away team, the Blackhawks are 1-6 SU so far.

The Blackhawks have converted on just 14.3 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 22nd overall and it’s successfully defended 79.3 percent of all opponent power plays.

Robin Lehner (.934 save percentage and 2.51 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Chicago. Lehner is averaging 32.7 saves per game and owns a 4-6-3 record.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • The Golden Knights are 2-0 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Blackhawks are 0-2 in shootouts.
  • Chicago has managed 27.2 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Vegas is averaging 38.0 shots per game over its last five home outings.
  • Six of Chicago’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 2-4 in those games.
  • This game features two of the more physical teams in the league. Chicago skaters have dished out the league’s fourth-most hits per game (27.2) while the Golden Knights have tallied the sixth-most (26.7).