Golden Knights at Blackhawks 1/12/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Chicago Blackhawks
NHL: 8:30 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : VEG -160 O/U 6
The Vegas Golden Knights look to bounce back from a loss when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. The Golden Knights lost to the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday in their latest outing. Vegas opened the scoring in the first period with a goal by Tomas Nosek, but did not score again until the third period on a goal by Jon Merrill, but it was not enough to beat the Sharks.
Chicago lost its second straight and fourth in its last five overall after falling to the Nashville Predators 4-3 in overtime. Alex DeBrincat, Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov each scored for the Blackhawks in the loss. The Blackhawks tied the game late in the third but lost one minute into the extra period.
William Karlsson leads Vegas in goals scored with 15. Alex Tuch is the leader in assists with 20 and points with 34. In goal, Marc-Andre Fleury is 25-10-4 with a 2.46 goals against average and .912 save percentage. Vegas is 13th in goals scored at 3.02, 3rd in goals against at 2.61.
Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks in goals scored with 24, in assists with 34 and points with 58. Goalie Cam Ward is 7-7-4 and has a 3.80 goals against and .889 save percentage. On the season, Chicago is 16th in goals scored per game at 2.91 and 29th in goals against at 3.61.
Recent Betting Trends:
Vegas is 7-1 in its last 8
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Golden Knights last 5
Chicago is 1-4 in its last 5 at home
The OVER has cashed in each of the Blackhawks last 4 versus Pacific teams
Free Betting Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -160
Vegas has won each of the last 5 between the two teams. Vegas has won 4 of its last 5 on the road, 7 of its last 8 overall and each of its last 6 versus a team with an overall losing record. The Blackhawks have lost 4 of the last 5 at home and 6 of the last 7 when playing on 2 day’s rest. Final Score Prediction, Vegas Golden Knights win 5-1.