Nashville Predators vs. Vegas Golden Knights NHL Hockey OddsPosted by: Charlie Smith
The 2018 NHL game betting season is finally here which means that it’s time to roll up the sleeves and get to work on the rest of the NHL schedule. This evening, there will be a total of 12 different matchups for bettors to choose from. With this in mind, teaser sports betting players won’t have a problem finding an ideal betting line. One matchup to consider wagering on is this evening’s late-night Nashville Predators vs. Vegas Golden Knights pairing. Let’s take a look at what kind of action NHL bookmakers have put together for this matchup.
Nashville Predators vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Tuesday, Jan. 2nd
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
NHL Hockey Odds:
Nashville Predators +1 ½ (-240) 6 (EV) +120
Vegas Golden Knights -1 ½ (+200) 6 (-120) -140
The Predators slide into this Tuesday night matchup with a 23-10-5 record that ranks them 2nd in the Central Division. With that record, Nashville has accrued 51 points this season, which places them 1-point behind the division leading Winnipeg Jets. Furthermore, Nashville owns a slight 1-point lead over the 3rd place St. Louis Blues. Undoubtedly, the Preds will need to pull off a win this evening if they are to maintain such a high ranking in the Central Division. But things don’t look that great for the Predators, who are 2-4 in their last 6 matchups. Against a team as dominant as the Golden Knights, there’s no question that the NHL hockey odds should side against Nashville.
To help crush the home team in this evening’s Nashville Predators vs. Vegas Golden Knights matchup, the Preds will be turning to the team’s leading point earner. At the present moment, that honor belongs to Filip Forsberg. Forsberg has 34 points on the season, coming off of 15 goals and 19 assists. PK Subban has Forsberg beat in assists for Nashville however, as the captain is sitting on 20 on the year.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights, the NHL’s newest franchise, ride into this evening’s contest flashing a 26-9-2 record. That stellar record gives way to 54 points on the year – the 2nd highest tally of any team in the NHL. Furthermore, that tally gives Vegas a slight 3-point lead over the 2nd place Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific. However, it does give the Golden Knights a whopping 10-popint lead over the 3rd place San Jose Sharks. Despite having such a brilliant standing, Vegas will be looking to further solidify their standing at the top of the Pacific. Vegas enters this evening’s pairings riding a 7-game win streak that stretches all the way back to mid-December.
The NHL hockey odds are pegging Vegas as the slight favorite this evening, making a bet on the Golden Knights extremely lucrative this evening. Accounting for both team’s records as of late, it’s clear that Vegas has momentum on their side. Moreover, the Golden Knights have the advantage on the offensive side of the puck. At the present time, Vegas ranks 2nd overall in the league in goals per game while Nashville comes in at No. 7.