The Golden Knights and Ducks are set to face off at 10:00 ET on BSSC. The Ducks will host the game at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. The Golden Knights are the favorites in this Pacific division matchup against Ducks. The over/under for the game is set at 6.5 goals.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS ANAHEIM DUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Anaheim Ducks +1.5

This game will be played at Honda Center at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, December 27th.

WHY BET THE ANAHEIM DUCKS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Ducks winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Ducks on the moneyline (+181)
  • The Ducks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Golden Knights Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

This season, the Golden Knights have a mark of 21-9-5. When going on the road, Vegas has a record of 9-6-3 record, while they are 12-3-2 at their home arena. At the moment, they hold the 2nd spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 2nd in the Western conference.

In terms of the puck line, Vegas are 17-18. When playing on the road against the puck line, they are 9-9, while their overall home performance is 8-9. This season, Vegas' games have an average of 6.2 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Golden Knights come in with an over/under performance of 17-18-0.

Through their last three road contests, the Golden Knights offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 5. Vegas posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 4th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. This season, the Golden Knights are 12-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-3 record.

Vegas' leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. So far this season, he has 17 goals, placing him 13th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Marchessault has 9 assists this season.

Coming into the game, the Ducks' defense is 24th in takeaways at 5.9 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 13th in the NHL.

Goalie Logan Thompson gets the start and has made 17 starts this season. His record at this point is 10-5, and his save percentage is 0.7346938775510204%.

Will the Ducks Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

Coming into their game vs. Golden Knights, the Ducks have a 12-21-0 record. They hold a 5-12-0 record when playing at home, and they have gone 7-9-0 on the road. Their current record places them 7th in the Western Pacific division and 14th in the Western conference.

Regarding the puck line, Anaheim comes in with a 19-14 record. On the road against the puck line, they are 10-6, while their home record is 9-8. On average, Anaheim's games have finished with 6 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Ducks come in with an over/under record of 14-17-2.

Across their last three home contests, Anaheim has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Ducks are scoring an 2.6 goals per game this season, ranking 29th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 24th in the league. Anaheim's offense comes into the game ranked 15th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 15th in the NHL.

Anaheim's current leading scorer is Frank Vatrano. This season, he has 15 goals, which puts him 27th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Vatrano has 9 assists this season.

Entering the game, the Ducks' defense ranks 24th in takeaways, averaging 5.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 13th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

Entering the game, goalie John Gibson has started 20 games this season. His current record stands at 6-13, and his save percentage is 0.8163265306122449%.