The Vegas Golden Knights (43-21-6) are on top of the Pacific Divison in the Western Conference with a massive win against the Colombus Blue Jackets (7-2) in their last outing. It was goals galore on the night as Jack Eichel found the net three times while Pavel Dorofeyev, Phil Kessel, Paul Cotter, and Zach Whitecloud had a goal each.
The Knights will now take on the Vancouver Canucks (31-33-5), who are sixth in the same division and are on a two-game winning streak. Their last win came against the Anaheim Ducks (2-1). It was a close win where J.T. Miller and Elias Petterson put their names on the scoresheet and helped their team win.
The Canucks will now host this game at the Rogers Arena on Tuesday (March 21) where they will look to get their third consecutive win. On the other hand, the Knights will look to secure their second straight win.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks: Betting Odds
|Vegas Golden Knights||-130||-1.5 (+175)||O 6.5 (-120)|
|Vancouver Canucks||+110||+1.5 (-210)||U 6.5 (+100)|
Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks: Key Stats
The Golden Knights missed the playoff spot last season by a whisker and ended the season with an overall record of 43-31-8. But this season, they have already turned the tide and are well on course to qualify for the postseason. Offensively, they rank 15th in the league, scoring 3.2 goals per game. But defensively, they are a lot better, conceding 2.8 goals per game and ranking 10th in the league.
The team has scored a total of 231 goals and has conceded 197, a difference of +34.
The Vancouver Canucks are struggling to qualify for the playoffs. They finished fifth last season with an overall record of 40-30-12 but are even worse this season. On the offensive front, they are averaging 3.3 goals per game, which ranks 13th in the league. But it is their defense that is causing them to lose a lot of games, conceding 3.7 goals per game, 28th in the league. However, the Canucks are on an 8-2-0 run in their last 10 games, giving something for their fans to enjoy.
The team has managed to score a total of 233 goals while conceding 258, a difference of -25.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks: Match Details
Fixture: Vegas Golden Knights @ Vancouver Canucks
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 21, 10:00 p.m ET
Venue: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks: Pick
J.T. Miller is having an impressive season so far for the Canucks. He has already scored 26 goals and has provided 40 assists in 68 games. His record against the Golden Knights is decent, scoring four times and providing six assists in nine appearances. Miller will be looking to add to his tally tonight as well.
Best Pick: J.T. Miller Anytime Scorer (+145)
Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks: Prediction
The two teams are tied with a win against each other this season. They now have a chance to take a lead in this tie with a win tonight. Both teams are in good form a the moment, which makes this contest all the more exciting. The defensive aspect could be a big problem for the Canucks as they concede a lot more compared to the Golden Knights. Out of their previous two games, one went over the total mark whereas the other was below the total mark.
Since the Canucks are more desperate for a win, expect the game to be defensive, thus resulting in a low-scoring encounter.