Vegas Golden Knights at Vancouver Canucks - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Vegas Golden Knights at Vancouver Canucks - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Derek Cain-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (35-28-10) vs Vegas Golden Knights (40-29-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -110 / Vegas Golden Knights -118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Vancouver Canucks host the Vegas Golden Knights in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Vegas Golden Knights come into this road contest with an overall record of 40-29-4. Through 73 games, the Golden Knights are 4th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 234 times, good for a rank of 14th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vegas is the 15th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.95 goals per game. So far, the Golden Knights have a strength of schedule rating of 24th 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 35-28-10. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division. Through 73 games, the Canucks have scored 212 goals, giving them an average of 2.86. This output gives them a rank of 20th among NHL teams. On defense, Vancouver is the 9th ranked unit, giving up 2.78 goals per contest. So far, the Canucks have played the 14th 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 16th in the NHL.

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Through 67 games, the Vegas Golden Knight's goal and overall scoring leader is Jonathan Marchessault with 59 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.3%. So far, 18.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Chandler Stephenson, who has 40 assists to go along with his 17 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +3. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.76 goals per game.

Coming into this game, the Vancouver Canucks leader in points is J.T. Miller. In Vancouver's 73 games, he has come up with 29 goals and 56 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 15.6%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Bo Horvat. Of his 30 goals, 40.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +9.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.64 goals per game. In his 58 games played, he has turned in 31 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Vegas's 73 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 40-30-3. So far, taking the over when the Golden Knights are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-17-1. On the season, 59.0% of Vegas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Golden Knights. In Vancouver's 73 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 36-36-1. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 15-20. On the season, 51.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. Look for this to be a low-scoring contest, as Vegas will have trouble finding the net against a Vancouver unit with the highest save percentage in the NHL.

 

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