Golden Knights vs. Ducks Prediction

Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks 1/4/19, Prediction & Odds

The Las Vegas Golden Knights will look to make it five wins in a row tonight as they travel to play the Anaheim Ducks. Is Las Vegas going to notch another victory on the road tonight as the favorites?

Game Snapshot

73 Las Vegas Golden Knights at 74 Anaheim Ducks

Friday, January 4, 2019

Honda Center at 10PM ET

TV: FS-W (ANA)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Golden Knights are a -135 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Ducks are a +115 underdog, while the over-under sits at 5.5 goals. As of Friday afternoon, 58 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Las Vegas. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.

Golden Knights shut out Kings

Las Vegas won for the fourth straight time Tuesday night with a 2-0 home victory over Los Angeles. The Golden Knights (24-15-4) have not allowed more than one goal in any of the four wins. After the game was scoreless into the third period, Brandon Pirri broke the deadlock 3:43 into the final stanza. The power play goal was assisted by Cody Eakin and Ryan Reaves. Alex Tuch scored his 14th goal of the season on the empty net with 33 seconds left as Deryk Engalland and Pirri assisted. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 17 shots sent his way to post the shutout.

Ducks drop sixth in a row

Anaheim continued its tailspin Monday night at home with a 2-1 overtime loss to Tampa Bay. After falling behind in the first period, the Ducks (19-15-7) evened it up later in the first on a goal by Nick Ritchie. Ondrej Kase and Josh Mahura assisted on the score. Tampa Bay eventually registered the game-winner 35 seconds into overtime. Anaheim had 36 shots on goal in the losing effort, led by Ryan Kesler with five shots. John Gibson stopped 33 of 35 shots in the defeat.

NHL Betting Trends

Las Vegas

The Golden Knights are 5-1 in the last six meetings. Las Vegas is 5-0 in its last five games played on two days of rest. 

Anaheim

The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings. The Ducks are 3-7 in their last 10 games versus the Pacific Division. 

Prediction:

These two teams are trending in opposite directions. Las Vegas is finally looking like the team that ran through the competition in its expansion season, while Anaheim is going through the motions right now in a partial rebuild. I can't endorse the hosts here. Bet on the Golden Knights to win again.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS -135

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