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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks NHL Hockey Betting Picks

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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks

The 2018 NHL hockey betting season continues this Friday night with an enticing Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks matchup. The Knights managed to bounce back from some early season woes and are now a top contender in the Pacific Division. The Ducks on the other hand, have hit a massive slump and are trying to salvage their early season efforts as best they can. So what kind of outcome can we expect out of tonight’s pairing? Let’s check on the NHL legal betting odds to find out.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks – Friday, January 4th      

When: 10:00 pm ET

Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

NHL Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Golden Knights -1½ (+203) 5½ (EV)   -135
Ducks +1½ (-245) 5½ (-120) +115
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Vegas Golden Knights        

The Golden Knights enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 24-15-4 record. Their season long efforts have netted 52 points on the season, which currently ranks them 2nd overall in the Pacific Division. Right now the division is led by the Calgary Flames, who have a 2 point lead over Vegas at the moment. Entering tonight’s action riding a 4 game winning streak, Vegas is more than ready to keep their momentum burning against a struggling Anaheim team. In their last 6 meetings, Vegas has gotten the best of Anaheim 5 games to. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that the Golden Knights shouldn’t have too hard of a time taking care of Anaheim. This is because Vegas comes in with the 13th best scoring offense in the league and the 3rd best defense in the NHL. For comparison, the Ducks rank 30th in scoring and 14th in goals allowed.

Players to Watch: Alex Tuch (14 G, 17 A, 31 PTS.), William Karlsson (15 G, 15 A, 30 PTS.), and Jonathan Marchessault (13 G, 17 A, 30 PTS.).

Anaheim Ducks 

The Ducks swim into tonight’s matchup sporting a 19-15-7 record. That grants them 45 points on the season. This places them at the No. 4 spot in the Pacific Division. This is quite fortunate for Anaheim since they’re currently on a 6 game winning streak. Fortunately Anaheim had found enough success early on to avoid falling too far down the divisional ladder. Right now the divsion is led by the Calgary Flames, who have 54 on the year.

Players to Watch: Ryan Getzlaf (9 G, 20 A, 29 PTS.), Adam Henrique (8 G, 14 A, 22 PTS.), and Rickard Rakell (5 G, 15 A, 20 PTS.).

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas’s last 5 games when playing Anaheim
  • Vegas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Anaheim
  • Vegas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Anaheim
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim’s last 6 games at home
  • Anaheim is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks matchup? All things considered, the Knights are your best bet here. Despite playing on the road, Vegas should be able to lock up tonight’s matchup rather easily. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 Vegas.

 

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