Max Pacioretty, William Karlsson, and the Vegas Golden Knights will face off against Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, and the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in a Western Conference showdown. AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain will broadcast the matchup, and the opening face-off takes place at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 27.
Vegas Golden Knights at Nashville Predators Odds
Playing the role of favorites will be the Predators (-135), while the Golden Knights are dogs showing moneyline odds of +115, and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).
Losing 8.9 units for moneyline gamblers, Nashville is 11-12 straight up (SU) overall this year. That early-season winning percentage is a noticeable slide from what the team recorded during the 2018-19 season (47-35). Through 23 regular season matches, 15 of its games have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and none have pushed. The team’s 7-7 SU at home this season.
The Predators have converted on 18.1 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 30th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 72.4 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 22.4 saves per game with a .889 save percentage, Pekka Rinne (8-6-2) has been the principal goalkeeper for the Preds this year. If the Preds choose to give him the night off, however, head coach Peter Laviolette could turn to Juuse Saros (3-9-9 record, .894 save percentage, 3.06 goals against average).
Vegas has lost 12.9 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 11-15 straight up (SU). A total of 13 of its games have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Golden Knights are 5-7 SU as the away team this season.
The Golden Knights have converted on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked ninth overall and it’s successfully defended 84.1 percent of all penalties.
Marc-Andre Fleury (.919 save percentage and 2.54 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Vegas. Fleury is averaging 27.8 saves per game and owns an 11-9-2 record.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Nashville Predators Betting Predictions
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over
The Predators are 1-2 in games decided by shootout. The Golden Knights are 2-0 in shootouts.
For both of these clubs, the game went over the total in three of their last five matchups.
Two clubs that attempt a lot of shots on goal, Vegas has registered the league’s ninth-most shots on goal (33.6) while Nashville has attempted the third-most (34.5).
Six of Vegas’ last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 2-4 in those games.
Vegas skaters have given out the league’s fourth-most hits per game (28.4), but that number’s down to just 22.4 hits over their last five away games.