Golden Knights vs. Penguins Prediction
The Las Vegas Golden Knights have started the new season off with losses in three of their first four games after advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals this past June as an exhibition team. Will the struggles continue for Las Vegas tonight in a back-to-back game as a big underdog at the Pittsburgh Penguins?
Thursday, October 11, 2018
PPG Paints Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Penguins are a -200 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Golden Knights are a +170 underdog, while the over-under is set at 6.5 goals. As of Thursday morning, 59 percent of public bets are being placed on host Pittsburgh. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Las Vegas hammered by Caps
In a Stanley Cup Finals rematch last night, the Golden Knights lost handily by a 5-2 score at Washington. Las Vegas trailed the rest of the game after going down 1-0 with 35 seconds remaining in the first period. Cody Eakin scored an unassisted goal to bring the Golden Knights within a 2-1 score late in the second period. Reilly Smith scored in the third period to pull Las Vegas within 3-2 on assists from Nick Holden and William Karlsson. Washington put it away with a pair of goals over the final 10 minutes. Marc-Andre Fleury surrendered four goals on 28 shots to take the loss.
Penguins fall to Canadiens
Pittsburgh dropped to 1-1-0 on the season Saturday with a 5-1 defeat at home against Montreal. Riley Sheahan scored the lone goal for the Penguins as he made it a 4-1 game late in the second period. Kris Letang and Daniel Sprong assisted on the score. Matt Murray allowed five goals on 29 shots in the losing effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Golden Knights are 0-6 in their last six games versus the Metropolitan Division. The over is 4-0 in the last four games versus the the Metropolitan Division.
The Penguins are 4-0 in their last four games versus the Pacific Division. Pittsburgh is 4-0 in its last four games versus the Western Conference.
Pittsburgh gets a few days off coming into this game, while Las Vegas is on its second straight day with a game. The Penguins likely did a deep dive on their issues against Montreal and should be able to bounce back strong here. Look for Murray to have a strong outing here, while the Golden Knights are probably turning to a backup goal. Go with Pittsburgh on the puck line.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PL +150