Vegas Golden Knights at Vancouver Canucks - 4/3/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vancouver Canucks (32-28-9) vs Vegas Golden Knights (38-28-4)
Game Info: Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +105 / Vegas Golden Knights -133 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks host the Vegas Golden Knights in Sunday NHL Action.
The Vegas Golden Knights come into this road contest with an overall record of 38-28-4. Through 70 games, the Golden Knights are 4th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 224 times, good for a rank of 11th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vegas is the 18th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.96 goals per game. So far, the Golden Knights have a strength of schedule rating of 18th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 15th ranked team in the NHL.
The Vancouver Canucks get set to host the Vegas Golden Knights with an overall record of 32-28-9. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division. Through 69 games, the Canucks have scored 196 goals, giving them an average of 2.8. This output gives them a rank of 21st among NHL teams. On defense, Vancouver is the 13th ranked unit, giving up 2.84 goals per contest. So far, the Canucks have played the 8th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vancouver's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 18th in the NHL.
Through 64 games, the Vegas Golden Knights' goal and overall scoring leader is Jonathan Marchessault, with 56 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.2%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Chandler Stephenson, who has 36 assists to go along with his 17 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +1. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.77 goals per game.
Through 67 games, the Vancouver Canucks' goal and overall scoring leader is J.T. Miller, with 81 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.9%. So far, 25.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Quinn Hughes, who has 48 assists to go along with his 5 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +8.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.68 goals per game. In his 55 games played, he has turned in 29 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Heading into this matchup, the Vegas Golden Knights are the hotter team, winning 4 of their past 5 contests. This includes knocking off the Seattle Kraken by a score of 5-2. On the other side, Vancouver has won just 2 of their last 5 games, scoring just 13 goals in this stretch. Look for the Golden Knights to pick up the road win over a struggling Cancucks unit.
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