Rangers vs. Golden Knights Prediction
Both the New York Rangers and the host Las Vegas Golden Knights are coming off a loss. Which side will rebound with a victory tonight?
Sunday, December 8, 2019
T-Mobile Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Golden Knights are a -220 favorite to win on the moneyline. The total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Sunday afternoon, 73 percent of public bets are being placed on host Las Vegas. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Rangers fall to Canadiens
New York lost by a count of 2-1 at home Friday night against Montreal to drop to 14-11-3 on the season. Brendan Smith evened the score on an unassisted goal with 17:30 left in the second period, but that was the only tally of the night for the hosts. The Canadiens scored the game-winner with 1:07 remaining in the third period. Alexandar Georgiev registered 31 saves on 33 shots in the defeat.
Golden Knights lose in OT
Las Vegas lost 3-2 in overtime Thursday night at the New York Islanders to fall to 15-11-5 on the season. Alex Tuch tied the score at 1-1 for the Golden Knights with 4:33 left in the second period on a goal assisted by Cody Glass and Jon Merrill. After falling behind 2-1 in the third period, Las Vegas evened it at 2-2 on a Jonathan Marchessault goal with 4:32 to go with assists going to Nicolas Hague and Reilly Smith. New York scored the game-winner 3:20 into overtime. Malcolm Subban allowed three goals on 31 shots to take the loss.
NHL Betting Trends
The Rangers are 25-52 in their last 77 games as a road underdog. New York is 2-5 in its last seven games played on one day of rest.
The Golden Knights are 4-1 in their last five games overall. Las Vegas is 5-2 in its last seven games as a favoirite.
Las Vegas was playing well prior to the loss in the last game and a 3-2 OT defeat at an Islanders squad that plays fantastic defense is not exactly anything to hang its hats about. The Golden Knights have a prime opportunity to bounce back here against an inconsistent Rangers squad. Expect another strong performance out of Las Vegas with No. 1 goalie Marc-Andre Fleury back between the pipes.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS -220