Golden Knights vs. Coyotes Prediction

Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes 12/30/18, Prediction & Odds

The Las Vegas Knights have won their last two games and will look to make it three in a row tonight at the Arizona Coyotes. Is a bet on Las Vegas smart tonight considering its recent form?

Game Snapshot

63 Las Vegas Golden Knights at 64 Arizona Coyotes

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Gila River Arena at 8:05PM ET

TV: ESPN+

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Golden Knights are a -140 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Coyotes are a +120 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5.5 goals. As of Sunday morning, 53 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Las Vegas. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Golden Knights cruise past Kings

Las Vegas earned a 4-1 victory at Los Angeles Saturday to improve to 22-15-4 on the season. William Carrier opened the scoring for the Golden Knights to give them a 1-0 lead in the first period on assists from Cody Eakin and Nick Holden. The Kings tied it up later in the first period, but Las Vegas scored three unanswered goals after that to secure the victory. Alex Tuch scored in the second period on an assist from Paul Stastny to give the visitors a 2-1 advantage. William Karlsson made it 3-1 in the third on assist from Nate Schmidt, while Stastny added another goal later in the period with assists going to Tuch and Schmidt. Malcolm Subban made 30 saves on 31 shots to pick up the win.

Coyotes prevail in OT

Nick Schmaltz scored 33 seconds into overtime Saturday night to secure a 5-4 overtime victory at the Ducks. Clayton Keller and Oliver Ekman-Larsson assisted on the score. Arizona fell behind 2-0 in the first period before Ekman-Larsson got the Coyotes on the board late in the first on assists from Alex Galchenyuk and Keller. After Anaheim made it 3-1 in the second period, Arizona trimmed it back to a one-goal game on a goal by Christian Fischer. Ilya Lyubushkin and Conor Garland picked up assists. The Ducks again took a two-goal lead in the second, but Arizona tied it at 4-4 before the period was over. Nick Cousins pulled the Coyotes within one goal on an assist from Lawson Crouse, while Jakob Chychrun tied it up with assists going to Schmaltz and Galchenyuk. Adin Hill earned the win in net as he recorded 37 saves on 41 shots.

NHL Betting Trends

Las Vegas

The Golden Knights are 17-3 in their last 20 Sunday games. Las Vegas is 5-1 in the last six meetings.

Arizona

The Coyotes are 2-8 in their last 10 home games. Arizona is 3-8 in its last 11 games overall. 

Prediction:

Las Vegas should have starting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury back between the pipes today and should do well against a struggling Arizona squad. Las Vegas is looking for a big push forward as the calendar hits 2019 and turning their current stretch into a three-game winning streak against an inferior foe would be another step forward.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS -140

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