The surging Boston Bruins continue a five-game road trip on Wednesday night by making their second-ever trip to Las Vegas. The Knights are a vastly better team at home than on the road and are slight NHL lines favorites.
How to Bet Bruins vs Golden Knights NHL Betting Lines & Game Info
- When: Wednesday, 10 PM ET
- Where: T-Mobile Arena
- TV: NBC Sports Network
- Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
- NHL Betting Lines: Golden Knights -130 / Boston Bruins +110 (Total 5.5)
Boston looks for the sweep as it beat visiting Vegas 4-1 on Nov. 11. Jaroslav Halak made 37 saves. Halak has won all three career starts against the Golden Knights while allowing a total of five goals. David Pastrnak, Danton Heinen, Jeremy Lauzon, and Brad Marchand had the Boston goals. The Bruins had seven power plays, including three two-man advantages. Cody Eakin scored for Vegas and Malcolm Subban finished with 33 saves.
Why Bet on Boston?
The Boston Bruins enter on a six-game winning streak after winning in an upset at San Jose on Monday, 6-5 in overtime. Charlie McAvoy scored the game-winning goal in overtime, his fourth of the season. McAvoy now has scored the game-winning goal in two straight games.
After blowing an early three-goal lead, the Bruins trailed 5-4 with 1:49 left in the game when Chris Wagner tied it with his eighth goal of the season. The Sharks said Wagner should have been called for high sticking in front of the net just before he slipped the puck past Sharks goalie Martin Jones.
David Krejci contributed three assists. Krejci assisted on goals by Torey Krug (power play) and Karson Kuhlman in the first period. He also had the primary helper on Charlie McAvoy’s game-winner in the extra session. Krejci has produced two goals and seven helpers during a four-game point streak.
Jake DeBrusk scored a goal and added two assists. The 22-year old has now amassed 18 goals and 27 points in 51 games this season. Zdeno Chara had a goal as his fourth goal of the season gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead at the 16:26 mark of the first period. He has chipped in one goal and two assists in the last four matches. Tuukka Rask allowed five goals on 38 shots. The 31-year old goaltender now has a 20-8-4 record, 2.45 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.
The Bruins’ six goals came from six different players, including three defensemen. There was some concern about the team’s scoring with David Pastrnak sidelined for at least two weeks due to a thumb injury. But with their top-line winger out, the Bruins have potted 19 goals and have yet to lose in Pastrnak’s absence.
The Bruins now have points in 11 straight games.
- Goals: 3.02
- Shots: 32.70
- PP/PK Percentage: 26.94
- Goals: 2.58
- Shots: 30.63
- PP/PK Percentage: 19.66
Why Bet on Vegas?
The Vegas Golden Knights lost for the fourth time in five games Monday, 3-0 in Colorado. Andrew Agozzino scored his first NHL goal and added an assist, Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his second shutout of the season and the Avalanche ended a six-game home skid. Tyson Jost and Matt Calvert also scored as the Avalanche won their first game at the Pepsi Center since Jan. 19.
William Karlsson obviously failed to register a point. Karlsson had collected six points in as many games entering Monday. After 61 games this season, the 26-year old center has recorded 18 goals and 38 points, a significant drop-off from his 43-goal, 78-point output of last season.
William Carrier missed the game due to an upper-body injury. The injury is believed to be a concussion and the Golden Knights have given him a week-to-week timeline. The 24-year-old forward has eight goals and nine points in 48 games this season.
Despite the loss, Golden Knights outshot the Avalanche, 40-38. Vegas went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill in the game. It was shut out for the second time this season.
Malcolm Subban stopped 35 of 38 shots in the loss in his second consecutive start. With the loss, his record falls to 3-6 this season, accompanied by a 2.76 GAA and a .912 save percentage. Likely will be Marc-Andre Fleury in this one, though. The netminder hasn’t had a 30-win season since the 2015-16 campaign, and his 29 wins so far match his total number of wins last season with Vegas. Fleury’s record is 29-18-4 with a 2.61 GAA and a .908 save percentage.
- Goals: 2.95
- Shots: 33.90
- PP/PK Percentage: 18.13
- Goals: 2.82
- Shots: 29.02
- PP/PK Percentage: 16.85
Bruins vs Golden Knights NHL Betting Trends
- Bruins are 0-7 in their last 7 Wednesday games
- Golden Knights are 1-5 in their last 6 home games
- Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games
- Vegas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Vegas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vegas’s last 6 games
Expert NHL Betting Prediction
Vegas snaps Boston’s winning streak.