Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Rangers - 12/8/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Rangers - 12/8/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (14-11-3) at Vegas Golden Knights (15-11-5)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -220 / New York Rangers +197 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Rangers and Vegas Golden Knights meet Sunday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.

The New York Rangers look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 13 goals, Pavel Buchnevich has 14 assists and Jacob Trouba has 81 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 52 goals on 580 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 34 goals on 422 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in six of their last seven games.

The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with 12 goals, William Karlsson has 17 assists and Max Pacioretty has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 49 goals on 605 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 30 goals on 328 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in five straight games. 

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The Rangers are 25-52 in their last 77 games as a road underdog, 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-15 in their last 20 vs. Western Conference. The Golden Knights are 25-6 in their last 31 Sunday games, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 7-0 in Rangers last 7 overall. The under is 7-3 in Golden Knights last 10 overall. The Rangers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The Vegas Golden Knights have won four of the five meetings against the Rangers, and the last four meetings have been won by an average of 1.75 goals. The New York Rangers have been better defensively as of late, but they provide very little value as a road underdog and we know those defensive issues are likely going to sneak up eventually. The Vegas Golden Knights are usually money on their home ice and have been kind to bettors this year in the favorite role. I'll take Vegas and the PL for added value. 

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