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NHL PICKS MARCH 18TH Vegas Vs San Jose: Moneyline Analysis

March 17, 2019

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The Vegas Golden Knights are on a red-hot heater and are 8-2 over their last 10 games. Some teams go on runs like this because of lucky goal scoring and elite goaltending, but this is not the case with Vegas. They have some of the best underlying possession and scoring chance metrics in the NHL right now. They are simply playing fantastic hockey. We are thrilled to support them with generous +145 value tonight. Over their last 10 games, the Knights have been out-possessing their opponents by +13.96%, out-chancing their opponents by +16.39% (+19% in crucial, high-danger scoring areas). These are elite numbers that are affiliated with the best teams in the league. San Jose is also playing great hockey and are no doubt a Western contender, however the data simply supports Vegas. It is safe to say the Golden Knights are in top-notch form heading down the stretch run. It’s a fairly small sample size between these two teams considering Vegas’ recency in the NHL, but they have had the upper hand in this matchup winning 6 out of the last 10 games (60%). Overall, Vegas is playing some of the best hockey in the NHL right now and are a great value opportunity tonight at +145.


Goals For %

VGK 59.68%

SJS 55.56%

Scoring Chances For %

VGK 58.39%

SJS 52.53%

High-Danger Scoring Chances For %

VGK 59.50%

SJS 54.05%

Corsi For %

VGK 56.98%

SJS 52.03%

Season Save %

Subban .899

Jones .899