Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals Free Preview

Jose VasquezHockey, NHL

The Vegas Golden Knights hope to even the series up at Capital One Arena in Game 4 of the . This one will get started at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, June 4 and it’ll air live on NBC.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals Odds

Washington (-125) is currently favored over Vegas (+105), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -120 for the under and +100 for the over.

Vegas is 64-36 straight up (SU) and has earned 24.2 units for moneyline bettors this season. 48 of its contests have gone over the total, while another 48 have gone under and just four have pushed. The Knights are 28-22 SU as an away team in 2017-18.

Following a regular season where they found the net on 21.1 percent of all power-play opportunities (the 10th-best), the Golden Knights have connected on 18.6 percent of their extra-man advantages in the postseason.

The Golden Knights offensive attack attempted 32.5 shots per game in the regular season, leading to 3.2 goals per contest (ranked fourth overall in the NHL). In the playoffs, the teams attempting an average of 31.6 shots on goal 2.9 goals per game.

Averaging 28.5 saves per game with a .930 save percentage, Marc-Andre Fleury (42-22-5) has been the primary option in goal for Vegas this year. If it chooses to rest him, however, Vegas might turn to Malcolm Subban (15-7-2 record, .910 save percentage, 2.68 goals against average).

Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson will both be relied on to produce for the visiting Golden Knights. Marchessault has 94 points via 35 goals and 59 assists, and has recorded two or more points 28 times. Karlsson has 50 goals and 43 assists to his name (and has notched at least one point in 63 games).

On the other bench, Washington is 63-41 straight up (SU) and has earned 17.8 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 104 regular season contests, 54 of its games have gone over the total, while 45 have gone under and just five have pushed. It’s 33-18 SU at home this year.

The Capitals have converted on 23.5 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s good enough for seventh-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 16th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.3 percent of all penalties.

Washington skaters have been sent to the penalty box 4.0 times per game in total this season, and 3.4 per game over their last five outings. The team has been forced to kill penalties just 7.8 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

Braden Holtby (27.0 saves per game) has been the primary choice in goal for the Capitals. Holtby has 48 wins, 27 losses, and five overtime losses to his credit and has registered a pedestrian 2.74 goals against average and a .911 save percentage this year.

Alex Ovechkin (63 goals, 49 assists) will lead the offensive attack for the Caps.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in four of Washington’s last five outings.
  • Vegas has managed 27.2 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Washington is averaging 33.6 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Seven of Vegas last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-2 in those games.