The Anaheim Ducks and the expansion franchise Vegas Golden Knights clash at the Honda Center in a Pacific Division matchup. It’s the first time these two clubs have ever met head-to-head. The match gets underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 22 and it’s being televised live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Vegas Golden Knights at Anaheim Ducks Odds
Vegas is 12-7 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 8.4 units this year. 12 of its outings have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just one has pushed. This 2017-18 Golden Knights team is 4-6 SU on the road.
Vegas has converted on 20.3 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd out of 31 teams, and it’s successfully killed off 78.3 percent of its penalties.
For the team as a whole, Vegas has been called for penalties just 3.5 times per game overall this season, 3.0 per game over its last five matchups total, and 3.0 per game over its last five on the road. The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 6.6 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
With a .872 save percentage and 23.1 saves per game, Maxime Lagace (4-6-1) has been the primary option in goal for Vegas this season. If head coach Gerard Gallant decides to rest him, however, Vegas might turn to Marc-Andre Fleury (3-1 record, .925 save percentage, 2.48 goals against average).
David Perron and Reilly Smith will both be relied on to facilitate things for the visiting Golden Knights. Perron (17 points) is up to six goals and 11 assists, and has recorded multiple points in five different games. Smith has six goals and 10 assists to his name, and has logged at least one point in nine games.
On the other side of the rink, Anaheim is 10-10 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.6 units this season. 12 of its contests have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and none have pushed. This year, the team is 6-7 SU at home.
Anaheim has converted on just 16.7 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that’s ranked 24th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked sixth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 84.7 percent of all penalties.
Anaheim players have been penalized 5.0 times per game in total this season, and 4.2 per game over their past ten outings. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays 12.6 minutes per game over their last five home outings.
John Gibson has denied 31.2 shots per game as the top selection in goal for Anaheim. Gibson has seven wins, nine losses, and two overtime losses to his name and has recorded a .924 save percentage and 2.78 goals against average this season.
The home team offense will be led by Rickard Rakell (eight goals, 10 assists).
Vegas Golden Knights at Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Under
- Anaheim is averaging 2.9 goals per game across its three-game win streak.
- The Ducks this season have handed the third-most hits per game (25.6).