Blues vs Golden Knights Prediction - NHL Picks 12/4/23

Vegas Golden Knights (16-5-4) vs St. Louis Blues (12-10-1)

Game Info: Monday, December 4, 2023 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -156 / St. Louis Blues +126 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights and St. Louis Blues face off on Monday in an NHL showdown at T-Mobile Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Blues vs Golden Knights prediction.

Golden Knights Defense Has Stepped Up

The Golden Knights have played well heading into this game and the defense has been the biggest reason why. Over the last  two games the Golden Knights defense has given up only two goals total. The Golden Knights are averaging 3.16 goals per game while their defense is giving up 2.32 goals per game. The offense is ranked 17th while the defense is ranked 1st in the NHL. Jack Eichel has scored 10 goals and added 17 assists so far this season. In this game the Golden Knights are going to need to get out to a fast start. 

Vegas Golden Knights Player Prop Facts

  • William Karlsson has scored at least one goal in six of the Golden Knights' last seven home games against Western Conference opponents.
  • William Karlsson has recorded at least one point in nine of the Golden Knights' last 10 home games.
  • William Karlsson has recorded an assist in each of the Golden Knights' last four games against the Blues.
  • Jack Eichel ranks T2nd in the league for Game Winning Goals (4) this season.

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Blues Offense Has been inconsistent 

In two of the last three games the Blues have scored only one goal and in each of those games they lost. Two games ago against the Buffalo Sabres the Blues scored six goals and they need that type of offense back here. The Blues overall this season is averaging 2.91 goals while their defense is giving up 3.13 goals per game. The offense is ranked 25th and they require the offense to get going here. Robert Thomas has scored eight goals and added 15 assists so far this season. St. Louis is currently 8th in the Western Conference, with a point less than the Arizona Coyotes.

St. Louis Blues Player Prop Facts

  • Jakub Vrana has scored at least one goal in three of his last four appearances with his team as an underdog against the Golden Knights.
  • Brandon Saad has recorded a point in eight of his last nine appearances against the Golden Knights.
  • Brayden Schenn has recorded an assist in each of his last four appearances against the Golden Knights after playing less than 20 minutes in the Blues' last game.
  • Brayden Schenn has the equal-most multi-goal games for the Blues this season (2).

Golden Knights vs Blues Betting Prediction

The Golden Knights defense has stepped up heading into this game and they are going to step up again in this game. In the last game against Washington Capitals, the Golden Knights defense gave up only one goal, and they are going to lockdown a Blues offense that has been inconsistent all season. This is going to be a comfortable victory by the Golden Knights. Back the Golden Knights -1.5 to cash here. 

Shane’s Pick Golden Knights -1.5

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