The Vegas Golden Knights and Carolina Hurricanes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PNC Arena. The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with 19 goals, Chandler Stephenson has 26 assists and Reilly Smith has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 83 goals on 860 shots faced, and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 33 goals on 330 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 26.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 17 goals, Tony DeAngelo has 25 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 88.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederick Anderson has allowed 53 goals on 738 shots faced, and Antti Raanta has allowed 20 goals on 218 goals.
The Golden Knights are 6-0 in their last 6 road games and 21-5 in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest. The Hurricanes are 36-16 in their last 52 home games and 27-11 in their last 38 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in Hurricanes last 8 overall. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes should be favored for obvious reasons, as they’ve been far more consistent, they have the rest advantage, and they’re at home. The Vegas Golden Knights are also on the end of a back to back here. With all that said, we’re getting plus money with a wonderful side in Vegas, and there’s always value in that spot. You don’t get the Golden Knights in these price spots often. I’ll take a stab with the road dog.