Golden Knights vs. Rangers Prediction
The Las Vegas Golden Knights have won their last two games and are favored tonight on the road at the New York Rangers. Can Las Vegas make it three in a row with another victory?
Monday, December 2, 2019
Madison Square Garden at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Golden Knights are a -140 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rangers are a +120 underdog, while the total sits at 6 goals. As of Monday afternoon, 69 percent of public bets are being placed on host New York. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Golden Knights down Coyotes in shootout
Las Vegas earned a 2-1 victory in a shootout at home over Arizona Friday to improve to 13-11-4 on the season. The Golden Knights won the shootout by a count of 2-1 as Jonathan Marchessault and Alex Tuch found the back of the net. After a scoreless first period, Tuch gave Las Vegas a 1-0 advantage on the power play with 12:59 remaining in the second period off assists by Nicolas Hague and Marchessault. The Coyotes evened it up at the 5:07 mark of the second and the score would remain at 1-1 through overtime. Malcolm Subban secured 35 saves on 36 shots in the winning effort.
Rangers shut out Devils
New York posted a 4-0 shutout win at New Jersey Saturday to move to 13-9-3 on the season. Alexandar Georgiev stopped all 33 shots sent his way to record the shutout for the Rangers. Adam Fox opened the scoring on the power play with 7:15 to go in the first period off assists from Kaapo Kakko and Jacob Trouba. Mika Zibanejad made it 2-0 at the 17:25 mark of the third period on an assist by Brendan Lemieux. Jesper Fast added a shorthanded goal a few minutes later with assists courtesy of Zibanejad and Trouba. Brady Skjei scored an unassisted goal with 2:42 left to complete the scoring.
NHL Betting Trends
The Golden Knights are 2-5 in their last seven games following a win. Las Vegas is 2-9 in its last 11 Monday games.
The Rangers are 5-0 in their last five games as a home underdog. New York is 5-14 in its last 19 games versus the Western Conference.
With Las Vegas being so inconsistent this season, I think this is a great spot for the Rangers. New York has stepped its game up at home when playing tough competition and will have No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist between the pipes tonight. It's a little concerning that the Rangers are on a back-to-back, but they were not tested a whole lot by New Jersey and travel was not far so I think they will bounce back strong tonight.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK RANGERS +120