Anaheim Ducks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Hockey Betting Odds & Preview
Posted by: Mike Davis
The Anaheim Ducks, who entered this year’s season on a 5-year playoff appearance streak, are back in the playoff running. However, the Pacific Division is extremely competitive this season and the Ducks will need a strong effort to remain within the Top 3 of the division. Let’s take a look at what kind of teaser sports betting odds they are facing in this evening’s Anaheim Ducks vs. Vegas Golden Knights matchup.
Anaheim Ducks vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Monday, February 19th
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Hockey betting Odds:
Anaheim Ducks +1 ½ (-190) 5 ½ (-115) +155
Vegas Golden Knights -1 ½ (+165) 5 ½ (-105) -175
The Ducks swim into this Monday night pairing flashing a 29-20-11 record that ranks them as the 3rd best team in the Pacific. So far this season Anaheim has amassed 69 points on the year. That tally gives them a 1-point lead over the 4th seeded Calgary Flames. With that in mind, it’s pretty clear that the Ducks need to pull off the win this evening. At the current moment, the Vegas Golden Knights lead the division with a brilliant 82 points on the season. Likewise, the San Jose Sharks have locked up the No. 2 spot in the Pacific with 72 points on the year. Having said that, it’s clear that the Ducks could vie for the second-seed in the division, but No. 1 seems a bit out of hand. Anaheim enters this evening’s matchup riding a 2-game win streak which is still not enough for the hockey betting odds to peg them as the favorite this evening. Should sportsbook players follow suit and back the home team in this evening’s Anaheim Ducks vs. Vegas Golden Knights matchup?
All things considered, there’s no reason to back the Ducks on the road this evening. Anaheim has been having a bit of luck recently, but you need a whole lot of luck to beat the Golden Knights. Since the odds on Vegas aren’t that steep, taking the Knights on the money line this evening is the best way to go.
The Vegas Golden Knights march into this evening’s matchup sporting a 39-15-4 record that ranks them as the best team in the Pacific. This is an astounding fact, considering that Vegas is the NHL’s newest team. Nevertheless, the Golden Knights wasted no time in establishing themselves as one of the best franchises not only in the Pacific Division but in the entire NHL as well. Like the Anaheim Ducks, the Golden Knights enter this evening’s contest riding a bit of a win streak. Albeit, theirs is 3-game streak compared to the Ducks’ 2-game. Let’s take a look at each team’s statistics to find out which club has the upper hand in this evening’s pairing.
A quick look at each team’s stats will reveal that the Golden Knights have a massive advantage this evening. For starters, the Knights offense blows the Ducks’ out of the water. Specifically, Anaheim’s 23rd rated scoring offense is no match for Vegas’ 2nd ranked scoring unit. Defensively Anaheim is a little better off since they rank 10th in the NHL in goals allowed per game while Vegas ranks 9th in the same category. However, that top-10 defense will likely not be enough to deter the Knights this evening.