The Detroit Red Wings and Vegas Golden Knights meet Thursday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Detroit Red Wings Preview
The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 15 goals, Fillip Hronek has 24 assists and David Perron has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ville Husso has given up 89 goals on 879 shots faced, and Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 35 goals on 292 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights Preview
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with 18 goals, Chandler Stephenson has 29 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Logan Thompson has given up 80 goals on 951 shots faced, and Adin Hill has allowed 38 goals on 418 shots.
The Red Wings are 31-90 in their last 121 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Golden Knights are 19-7 in their last 26 Thursday games. The over is 4-1 in Red Wings last 5 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Golden Knights last 8 home games.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Detroit Red Wings have been fade material on the road dating back to last season, and their current form doesn’t change that here. The Vegas Golden Knights are usually trustworthy on their home ice, and they have a clear edge on the defensive side in this match. The price is more than reasonable. Give me Vegas to get the job done.