Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game Pick Preview 12/10/19

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game Pick Preview 12/10/19

Patrick Kane, Alex DeBrincat, and the Chicago Blackhawks will do battle against Max Pacioretty, William Karlsson, and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in a Western Conference showdown. AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain will showcase the matchup, and the action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 10.

Chicago Blackhawks at Vegas Golden Knights Odds

With a moneyline of -200, Vegas enters the game as the substantial favorite. The line for the Blackhawks sits at +170 and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 7 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under).

Vegas is 15-17 straight up (SU) and has lost 11.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is a slide from what the team recorded during the 2018-19 season (43-39). Through 32 regular season contests, 16 of its games have gone under the total, while 15 have gone over and just one has pushed. Thus far, the team’s 7-9 SU at home.

The Golden Knights have been able to convert on 22.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s good enough for ninth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 84.0 percent of all penalties.

Boasting a .919 save percentage and 27.8 saves per game, Marc-Andre Fleury (11-9-2) has been the primary goalkeeper for the Knights this year. If Vegas chooses to give him a breather, however, the team could turn to Malcolm Subban (4-8-8 record, .901 save percentage, 3.04 goals against average).

On the visitors’ side of the ice, Chicago is 12-18 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. A total of 17 of its outings have gone under the total, while 12 have gone over and just one has pushed. The Blackhawks are 5-8 SU as the road team this season.

The Blackhawks have converted on just 15.6 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s ranked 24th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 19th overall and it’s successfully killed off 79.6 percent of all opponent power plays.

Robin Lehner (32.8 saves per game) has been the primary choice in the net for Chicago. Lehner owns a 6-10-5 record, while registering a .929 save percentage and 2.71 goals against average this year.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner – Blackhawks, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

The Golden Knights are 3-0 in games decided by shootout. The Blackhawks are 1-4 in shootouts.

The under has hit in four of Vegas’ last five outings.

Chicago has managed 30.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Vegas has been attempting 35.6 shots per game over its last five at home.

Six of Chicago’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 1-5 in those games.

This game features two of the more aggressive teams in the league. Chicago skaters have accounted for the league’s sixth-most hits per game (25.9) while the Golden Knights have tallied the fourth-most (27.4).

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