Devils-Golden Knights Betting Preview: Vegas Expected to Make It Six in A Row

Jan 06, 2019 8:48 AM EST
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Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Paul Stastny

Betting odds: New Jersey Devils at Vegas Golden Knights

  • Devils moneyline: +203
  • Golden Knights moneyline: -245
  • Over/Under: 6
  • Puck drop: 4 p.m. ET

All odds courtesy of The Action Network App and current as of 12 a.m.
NHL record: 31-32, +10.32 units


Things didn’t go as planned betting against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night. The Knights absolutely shelled the Ducks, who were lucky to be in the game thanks to John Gibson’s thaumaturgic play in goal.

Vegas has won five in a row and has gained a point in seven games on the bounce and will return home on Sunday for a matinee with the New Jersey Devils, who will be without their best player and reigning league MVP, Taylor Hall.

Hall’s injury gives the Knights an extra bump for sure, but should the odds be this wide in a game between two teams that have a penchant for creating a lot of scoring chances?

The Devils and Golden Knights both rank among the best teams in the NHL in high-danger scoring chance rate and expected shooting percentage at 5v5, so it’s fair to expect a bit of a see-saw battle at T-Mobile Arena. Especially when you consider that New Jersey ranks third in the NHL in expected goals (xG) “pace”.

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