In their last head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Detroit Red Wings and the Vegas Golden Knights meet at T-Mobile Arena. The game gets started at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 23, and you can watch this East-West matchup live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Detroit Red Wings vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds
Oddsmakers have not yet posted moneyline or Over/Under odds for this matchup.
The Golden Knights are 42-32 straight up (SU) and have recorded 1.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 74 regular season matches, 36 of its games have gone under the total, while 34 have gone over and just four have pushed. Thus far, the team’s 23-14 SU at home.
Vegas has converted on 18.1 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 seventh overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.0 percent of all penalties.
As a collective unit, Vegas has been penalized just 3.2 times per game overall this season, 3.6 per game over its past five games total, and 2.8 per game over its last five home outings. The team’s had to kill penalties for just 6.5 minutes per game over its last 10 matchups, in total.
Averaging 25.9 saves per game with a .914 save percentage, Marc-Andre Fleury (35-24-5) has been the top option in goal for the Golden Knights this season. If they, however, decide to rest him, the team may turn to Malcolm Subban (7-8-8 record, .906 save percentage, 2.89 goals against average).
Mark Stone and Jonathan Marchessault will each lead the offensive attack for the Golden Knights. Stone (70 points) has tallied 32 goals and 38 assists and has recorded two or more points on 17 different occasions this year. Marchessault has 24 goals and 30 assists to his credit and has recorded a point in 37 contests.
On the visiting bench, Detroit is 26-48 straight up (SU) and has lost 10.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 74 regular season contests, 37 of its games have gone under the total, while 35 have gone over and just two have pushed. As the visiting team, Detroit is 12-25 SU.
Detroit has converted on just 16.2 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that places it in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 28th overall and it’s successfully defended 77.4 percent of all penalties.
Detroit’s skaters have been called for penalties 3.5 times per game this season, and 2.4 per game over their last five contests. The team’s been forced to defend opponent power plays just 5.8 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Jimmy Howard (28.1 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Detroit. Howard owns a 19-29-7 record, and has registered a .908 save percentage and 3.05 goals against average this year.
Dylan Larkin (27 goals, 35 assists) will pace the offensive attack for the visiting Red Wings.
Detroit Red Wings vs. Vegas Golden Knights Free Picks
Free Pick: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over
- For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in three of their past five outings.
- Detroit has managed 23.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Vegas is averaging 40.8 shots per game over its last five at home.
- Penalties and power plays could have a key role in tonight’s game. The Red Wings are 7-20 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 16-34 in games where they’re in the penalty box for fewer than 10 minutes, total. The Golden Knights are 18-11 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than the opposition and 32-26 in games where they’re in the box for less than 10 minutes.
- Detroit is 3-5 in games decided by a shootout this season while Vegas is 3-2 in shootouts.
- One of the best at pressuring their opponents, Vegas is ranked 1st in the NHL with 10.9 takeaways per game. That figure has trended upward recently, as the team has managed 13.3 takeaways over its last 10 games and 14.4 takeaways over its last five.
- Detroit is ranked 30th in the NHL this season with 5.7 takeaways per game. That figure has trended upward lately, as the team has managed 6.5 takeaways over its last 10 games and 6.4 takeaways over its last five.
- Vegas may hold an advantage if it’s a close one late. The team’s 17-12 in games decided by one goal, while Detroit is just 17-23 in such games.