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New York Islanders vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Picks

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New York Islanders vs. Vegas Golden Knights

The 2018 NHL hockey betting season is making a stop in Vegas this evening for a thrilling New York Islanders vs. Vegas Golden Knights contest. Both teams are having pretty successful seasons and will be looking to continue their divisional plights. Since Vegas is playing at home, and since they enter with more points on the season, will tonight’s NHL sportsbook betting odds peg them as the favorite? Let’s check on the betting lines to find out.

New York Islanders vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Thursday, Dec. 20th

When: 10:00 pm ET

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

TV: Local Broadcast

Stream: NHL TV

NHL Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Islanders +1½ (-155) 6 (EV)   +166
Knights -1½ (+135) 6 (-120) -195
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New York Islanders  

The Islanders swim into this evening’s contest sporting a 17-12-4 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the Metropolitan Division. With a 38 point tally on the season, New York isn’t all too far from the Washington Capitals – who currently lead the Met with a 43 point tally on the season. Entering tonight’s contest riding a 3 game winning streak, it’s clear New York has no plans of conceding a loss on the road tonight. On top of that, since New York is 2-1 in their last 3 versus Vegas, it’s clear they have what is required to get the job done.

Players to Watch: Josh Bailey (7 G, 20 A, 27 PTS.), Matthew Barzal (4 G, 23 A, 27 PTS.), and Anders Lee (12 G, 13 A, 25 PTS.).

Vegas Golden Knights          

The Golden Knights rip into tonight’s contest sporting a 19-15-2 record. That lackluster record manages to net them 40 points on the season, which ranks them 4th in the Pacific Division. Right now the Pacific is heralded by the Calgary Flames, who have amassed 46 on the season. But to crack the top 3 Vegas just needs to usurp the Anaheim Ducks, who have 43 points on the year. With a 1-2 record in their last 3 matchups, Vegas will be vying for a rebound this evening. Unfortunately for them they’ll be trying to get it against one of the better teams in the league.

Players to Watch: Jonathan Marchessault (12 G, 15 A, 27 PTS.), William Karlsson (13 G, 13 A, 26 PTS.), and Alex Tuch (12 G, 13 A, 25 PTS.).

New York Islanders vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 5 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Vegas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Vegas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 8 of Vegas’s last 12 games
New York Islanders vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this New York Islanders vs. Vegas Golden Knights matchup? All things considered New York is the better pick here. They may not have more points on the season but they feel like they’ve had more consistent success. On top of that they’re odds are pretty alluring. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 New York.