Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Rangers vs. Golden Knights NHL Odds
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(14-11-3) New York Rangers vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights (15-11-5)
Date: Sunday, December 8th
Time: 4:00 PM PST
Venue: T Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Las Vegas -210 | New York +175
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Golden Knights +1.5 | Rangers -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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The Las Vegas Golden Knights had their recent winning streak interrupted by the high flying New York Islanders. Now they hope to get back on track again, facing New York’s other team, the original six Rangers at home.
The New York Rangers head into this game with 14 wins and 11 losses, putting them at 6th in the Metropolitan Division, which shouldn’t be too bad, except the Eastern Conference is full of powerhouse teams this season.
Can the Rangers steal a much needed win from Vegas, or will the Golden Knights start a new winning streak by taking down the Rangers in front of the home town crowd? Well, let’s take a look.
New York Rangers
With only two wins in their last five, the Rangers definitely want a bounce back game after taking a 2 – 1 loss to another original six team and long time rivals, the Montreal Canadiens.
In that loss the Rangers had a below average offensive outing. Earning just one goal on 30 shots. Moreover, they had two power play chances on the game that were something less than anemic.
On the bright side, net minder Henrik Lundqvist is improving, but his record on the season is still 3.21 GAA with a save percentage of .910 which places him at 21st in the Eastern Conference and 46th in the NHL among goalies.
Las Vegas Golden Knights
In their last outing the Golden Knights were up against the Islanders and lost a close one by a score of 3-2. The desperately wanted to keep that winning streak alive, but the strong Islanders team proved to have a step or two on them.
In that game their penalty kill gave up one power play goal, and in turn, the Golden Knights’ power play could not convert on their man advantage.
Against the Rangers though the determination they showed against the islanders (playing on the road no less) should translate to a better result. They are back to playing a defensive style of hockey, but no longer expecting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to shut to back-stop them.
Fleury, a franchise player, is out for personal reasons, and it’s just as well, as now that the Golden Knights have recognized he isn’t the player he was (for the time-being at least) they have come together as a team.
Free New York Rangers vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights NHL Prediction:
The price on Vegas is a little high, as odds makers are no doubt expecting most money to flow to the short odds on Vegas. The over under also seems a little high at 6.5.
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The temptation here is to go with the under, but as goaltending is a little shaky at both ends, take the over. Again, while the price is a tad high for Vegas, you still have to like them over the Rangers at home.
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