Golden Knights vs Blackhawks Prediction - NHL Picks 10/21/23

Chicago Blackhawks (2-3) vs Vegas Golden Knights (5-0)

Game Info: Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks +180 / Vegas Golden Knights -227 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights and Chicago Blackhawks face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at the United Center. 

Can Connor Bedard Score his Second Goal?

There are all kind of expectations surrounding Connor Bedard but so far for the Blackhawks he has only one goal and two assists. The last couple of games he has been pretty quiet and they are going to need him to have a bigger game here. The Blackhawks haven’t been great to start the season and they are averaging 2.22 goals per game while their defense is giving up 2.6 goals per game. In this game the offense needs to get going. 

Vegas Looks to Continue Hot Start

Vegas comes into this game with a 5-0 record and four of the five games they have won on the puck line. On Thursday, Vegas scored five goals against the WInnipeg Jets and that was enough for the victory. Shea Theodore had a strong game finishing with three assists. Vegas on the season is averaging 3.8 goals per game while their defense is giving up 1.6 goals per game. If the defense is good, Vegas is going to have no issue securing another big victory. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Vegas has dominated to start the season and it’s going to be no different in this game. This Blackhawks offense has struggled so far this season and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going in this game. Vegas is going to score four or five goals here, and Chicago is going to have no chance to keep up. Back the Golden Knights on the puck line to secure the victory here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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