NHL Hockey Betting Tips for Anaheim Ducks vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Vegas Golden Knights might have a hard time shaking their ‘NHL’s newest team’ moniker but the franchise didn’t take very long to situate themselves amongst the best in the league. All season long NHL hockey betting fans have watched the gilded Knights light up the ice on their way to a Top-2 ranking in the Pacific Division. This evening, the Golden Knights will be looking to illuminate the rink once again against the Anaheim Ducks. What kind of sportsbook odds will Vegas be facing on home ice?
Anaheim Ducks vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Tuesday, December 5th
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Lines:
Anaheim Ducks +1½ (-245) 5 ½ (-120) +120
Vegas Golden Knights -1½ (+205) 5 ½ (EV) -140
The Ducks swim into this Tuesday night matchup sporting an 11-11-5 record that ranks Anaheim 6th in the Pacific Division, thanks to the 27-point tally the franchise has accrued so far. Coming off a season that saw the Ducks make it all the way to the Western Conference Finals, it’s safe to say that Anaheim is not having the season they were hoping for since they’re ranking near the bottom of the pack. That 27-point tally gives Anaheim a 3-point lead over the 7th place Edmonton Oilers and ranks them 2-points behind the 6th place Calgary Flames. The Ducks are 1-6 in their last 7 games and are rightfully pegged as NHL hockey betting underdogs against Vegas.
Anaheim hasn’t had much luck offensively this season considering they rank 28th in the league in goals per game. Rickard Rakell is the man leading the Ducks in goals on the season, as he’s racked up 8 thus far. Corey Perry helps out plenty on offense as he’s Anaheim’s leading points-earner on the season with 19, coming off of 5 goals and 14 assists.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights march into this evening’s pairing with a 16-9-1 record that ranks Vegas 2nd in the Pacific Division. The Knights have 33 points on the season which ranks them 4 points behind the division leading LA Kings. Additionally, Vegas has a 3-point lead over the 3rd place San Jose Sharks. It might be surprising to see the odds giving Anaheim a fighting chance against such a high-ranking opponent. However, considering that the Knights are 1-3 in their last four games, it makes sense for the odds to give the Ducks a shot.
Nonetheless, players looking for some parlay betting tips should consider backing the Golden Knights over the Ducks. Vegas haven’t played a game since this past Sunday’s 3-2 overtime win over the Arizona Coyotes. NHL players should expect to see a rested and rejuvenated Vegas this evening, one that shouldn’t break a sweat against Anaheim. Furthermore, apart from taking Vegas straight up, NHL bettors should consider backing the Knights on the spread. Vegas is 18-8 ATS on the season while their opponent is 13-14.