There’s no East Coast bias ‘round these parts. While the rest of the country will be winding down and getting ready for Monday to turn into Tuesday, we here at The Action Network know there’s always action to be had.
Tonight at 10 p.m. ET, the Anaheim Ducks (+139) travel to Sin City (-159) in search of a big two points against the division-leading Vegas Golden Knights.
By now, you know the drill with Vegas — Cinderella in the desert, as it were. The Ducks, meanwhile, are a totally different story, one nobody can really get a read on, due to a plethora of injuries.
Who will pick up two big points on Monday night? Here’s everything you need to know to bet the Ducks-Golden Knights showdown in the desert.
1. Anaheim’s Saving Grace
While both Vegas and Anaheim rank in the top third of the league in goal differential when playing 5-on-5, only one of these teams boasts a positive expected goals (xG) differential this season.
With a -8.74 xG differential at 5-on-5, Anaheim is actually among the worst teams in the league in terms of expected goals. The Ducks allow 2.52 expected goals per 60 minutes at even strength, which ranks 26th in the NHL.