Following a sluggish first half, the Vegas Golden Knights found their groove. Post All-Star break, Vegas has been among the top NHL betting teams in the NHL. Now, the VGK is attempting to clinch the top seed for the Western Conference playoffs. On Thursday, Vegas will meet one of the surprise teams of the NHL. Second-year expansion Seattle is playoff bound. The Kraken holds the first wild card position. Thus, the Golden Knights and Kraken could be a potential playoff preview. At the least, it is a postseason tune-up. And Vegas is thinking big for the future.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Seattle Kraken Information
Golden Knights vs. Kraken CashBet Wagering Analysis
In this situation, Vegas will get most of the sportsbook action. At the beginning of its history, Vegas became one of the most popular teams on the board. As the first major league team in Sin City, the Golden Knights command the support of a local hybrid of fans and gamblers. And that is baked into the cake at the betting window. Some bargain hunters will shop the Kraken. But not many gamblers want to step into the rampaging Golden Knights.
Knights Have Golden Record
Late on, Vegas has won six out of their last nine matchups. The Golden Knights have gone over the betting on NHL total in three of its previous five tilts.
Overall, Vegas has NHL rankings of 14th for goals scored and 19th for power play efficiency. Defensively, the Golden Knights have NHL rankings of 11th for goals against and 19th for penalty killing.
In sum, the Golden Knights have a record of 49-22-9 straight up and 33-38 over/under the total. Vegas is 1st in the Western Conference playoff standings. Edmonton is two points behind the Golden Knights in the Western Conference playoff race.
First among Vegas scorers is Jack Eichel, with 27 goals, 38 assists, 65 points, and a +25. Also, Jonathan Marchessault has 27 goals, 29 assists, 56 points, and a +2.
Number one goaltender Logan Thompson has a .915 save percentage and 2.65 goals-against average. His record is 21-13-3 with two shutouts. In comparison, backup goalie Laurent Brossoit has a .921 save percentage and 2.44 goals against average. His record is 5-0-3 with 0 shutouts.
Kraken Reach 100-Point Plateau
Late on, Seattle has won four out of their last six matchups. The Kraken has gone over the pro hockey betting total in two of its previous five tilts.
Overall, Seattle has NHL rankings of 4th for goals scored and 21st for power play efficiency. Defensively, the Kraken have NHL rankings of 17th for goals against and 24th for penalty killing.
In sum, the Kraken have a record of 46-26-8 straight up and 35-36-5 over/under the total. Seattle is 7th in the Western Conference playoff standings. In the Western Conference playoff race, Seattle is seven points behind the Golden Knights.
First among Seattle scorers is Jared McCann with 40 goals, 30 assists, 70 points, and a +20. Also, Vince Dunn has 14 goals, 50 assists, 64 points, and a +30.
Number one goaltender Martin Jones has a .886 save percentage and 2.99 goals-against average. His record is 27-13-3 with three shutouts. In comparison, backup goalie Philipp Grubauer has a .895 save percentage and 2.93 goals against average. His record is 17-13-3 with three shutouts.
In just its second season of action, Seattle has reached the 100-point benchmark. The Kraken knew they would always be compared to the Golden Knights regarding their relative performance as an expansion team. Following a rough first season, the Kraken has stormed back to become a playoff team.
Golden Knights vs. Kraken CashBet Free Pick
In this situation, the Golden Knights will get a more favorable NHL gambling price as the road team.
Golden Knights vs. Kraken CashBet Best Bet
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