Coyotes vs. Golden Knights Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Knights are the slight favorite to win, as Vegas is getting odds of -115 to win. The Coyotes are listed with a money line of -105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 5.5 goals. Vegas already holds a 2-1 shootout win over Arizona this past weekend. Tonight’s game takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The game will air live on NBCSN.
The Knights have managed to open the season with a pair of road wins, beating the Stars 2-1 and the Coyotes 2-1 in a shootout. Vegas is putting up just 29 shots per game while allowing 41.5 per game. Marc-Andre Fleury has been tremendous in net thus far, making 72 saves with a .973 save percentage. James Neal has also been lights out, as he has three goals in two games. Nate Schmidt has one goal and two assists as well.
Arizona is 0-2 to start the season thanks to a 5-4 loss at Anaheim and the shootout loss at home to the Knights. The Coyotes are allowing 37 shots per game while posting 36 of their own. Alex Goligoski has three points on three assists to lead the team while Max Domi and Tobias Rieder each has a goal and an assist. The Coyotes have used both Antti Raanta and Louis Domingue in net. Raanta has 40 saves with a .952 save percentage.
The Coyotes will have payback on their mind, but I don’t see them getting it tonight. The setting should be a big advantage for the Knights tonight as they host their first-ever home game in the regular season. The crowd should be live, especially with the 2-0 start. I don’t think Vegas can keep up the winning, but the crowd should be able to will them to a 3-0 start tonight.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS -115