The battle between these two teams in the PNC Arena tonight should be electric, we have two hot teams facing off on the ice tonight. Carolina has gone 27-9-2 on the season so far and a win here takes them one step closer to the top of the Metropolitan Division. The Golden Knights have a 25-15-2 record and currently sit top of the Pacific Division.
Let’s analyze this matchup and keep cashing out!
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 7:00 PM EST at PNC Arena
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas has won 8 of their previous 10 road games and they have been outstanding this season given the fact they have spent the majority of their season without 2 or more regular starters more often than not. Yet this team always finds a way to come out and win night in and night out.
The Golden Knights had a tough game last night in Washington, which saw them come out on top as winners by just one goal to zero, a very rare scoreline in the NHL. This will be their second game in a row going back to back tonight.
The Golden Knights have the 7th best offense with an average of 3.4 goals per game, their defense has been a let-down thus far as they have just the 19th best in the league.
The key to this team’s success has been their ability to be one of the best teams on the ice both offensively and defensively. Carolina has been averaging 3.58 goals per game which is the 4th best in the league, whilst their defensive duties have also proven very fruitful as they have allowed a league-best 2.39 goals per game.
The Canes are just four points behind division leaders the New York Rangers but have played five games less, meaning they are in a prime position to take control of this Division. Although they have been known to slip up this season, lest we forget their 6-0 defeat on home ice against a very mediocre Blue Jackets team just eight days ago?
*Trends should never be your main source of information when it comes to making your betting picks, they are merely guidelines and mostly irrelevant information but nonetheless can be interesting to read.
- The total has gone over in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games.
- Carolina is 7-2 in their last 9 games at home.
- The total has gone under in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division.
Vegas Golden Knights
- The total has gone under in 5 of Vegas' last 6 games played on a Tuesday when on the road.
- Vegas is 13-7 in their last 20 games.
Betting Odds and Current Lines
Moneyline: Vegas has opened up the betting here at a massive +140, not bad for a team who are top of their division. If you wish to be on the home team Carolina, you will have to lay some juice as they are best priced at -160 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
Total: Tonight’s total has been set at 6.0 with the under being juiced to -120 and the overcoming in at even money +100.
Puck Line: Carolina is +150 to cover the -1.5 PK line, whilst the Golden Knights are -140 to cover the +1.5 spread on the NHL odds board.
Vegas seems to be struggling as of late without some of their key players, maybe its fatigue or just a cold spot but whatever it is their recent record hasn’t been overly strong with three wins and five losses from their previous eight games and their previous two wins came in overtime and by a margin of one goal.
We are taking what we believe to be the best value play in tonight’s game and our NHL pick is the Golden Knights team total 'under' 2.5 goals. The Golden Knights have scored just 2.3 goals on average after going back to back whilst the Hurricanes have allowed just 2.1 goals per game when they have had two days’ rest.
The Golden Knights only scored once last night and they will be looking for a response tonight, let’s see if the Canes can step up here, or if it will be another Carolina flop. If you wish to create a small hedge you can bet the Golden Knights to score exactly three goals at +340.
NHL Pick: Vegas Golden Knights Under 2.5 Team Total Goals (-110) with The Best Online Sportsbooks
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