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Vegas Golden Knights at Vancouver Canucks odds, picks and predictions



The Vegas Golden Knights (14-5-4) and Vancouver Canucks (15-7-1) meet Thursday. Opening faceoff at Rogers Arena will be at 10 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Golden Knights vs. Canucks odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.

Vegas is closing out a 4-day 3-game road swing. The Golden Knights have dropped the 1st 2 games of the trip in 3rd-column fashion — OT loss at the Calgary Flames Monday and shootout loss at the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday. Vegas is 1-2-3 since Nov. 18.

The Canucks are playing their 2nd straight game on home ice. On Tuesday, they defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-2. Vancouver, which heads into this game 1 point behind the Knights in the Pacific Division standings, is 6-1-0 across their last 7 home games.

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Golden Knights at Canucks odds

Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:04 p.m. ET.

  • Moneyline: Golden Knights +105 (bet $100 to win $105) | Canucks -125 (bet $125 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Golden Knights +1.5 (-250) | Canucks -1.5 (+190)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: +100 | U: -120)

Golden Knights at Canucks projected goalies

Adin Hill (9-2-2, 1.96 GAA, .933 SV%, 2 SO) vs. Thatcher Demko (11-5-0, 2.10 GAA, .928 SV%, 2 SO)

Hill’s last start was Monday when he made 32 saves on 34 shots against the Flames. He is 5-2-1 with a .942 SV% over his last 8 games.

Demko denied the Ducks on 30 of 31 attempts Tuesday, and he owns a .935 SV% over his last 4 games. He has given the Canucks 12 quality starts in 16 games.

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Golden Knights at Canucks picks and predictions


Golden Knights 4, Canucks 3


Vegas has gone 3-0-1 (averaging 4.00 goals per game) over its last 4 games at Vancouver. The Knights are a team with pedigree, and their recent record is belied by the fact they are clobbering opponents in winning high-danger battles but without the shooting percentage to convert that dominance into wins.

Speaking of shooting percentage, this is also a sell-high on Vancouver and its league-high 13.4% mark in all situations. The Canucks also owns the NHL’s 4th-highest save percentage (.917).


Puck line/Against the spread

Lots of juice; little interest: PASS.


The Over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Vancouver.

Not respecting Vancouver’s GAA figure or Hill’s percentage which is colored by a high short-handed stop rate.

TAKE THE OVER 6.5 (+100).

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