Vegas
Golden Knights
Stadium T-Mobile Arena
5-3-0 Overall | 4-1-0 PACIFIC 3rd
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Golden Knights2921 29.63%
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  10/2
vs
Sharks
W4-1
Fri  10/4
@
Sharks
W5-1
Tue  10/8
vs
Bruins
L3-4
Thu  10/10
@
Coyotes
L1-4
Sat  10/12
vs
Flames
W6-2
Sun  10/13
@
Kings
W5-2
Tue  10/15
vs
Predators
L2-5
Thu  10/17
vs
Senators
W / SO3-2
Sat  10/19
@
Penguins
7:00pm
Mon  10/21
@
Flyers
NHL7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Oddsmakers set Vegas' point total line at 103.5 so even with a projected 100 points the bet is Under. Their odds to win it all are 7/1, 12.5% (#2). Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 7.2% chance is #4 in the league. In simulations, they win the West 17.9% of the time and are not a good value at 3/1, 25%. They are projected to finish with 101 points and come in under their pre-season futures line of 102.5. Their playoff chances stand at 93.1% (44.5% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 4-3. At 4-3 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down 36 units. They are 4-3 on puck line bets for a 372 profit. Their over-under record is 4-3. Their 43-32-7 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their expected win percentage was 57%. Putting a 100 units on them to win every game would have cost you -1070 units. They were not good on puck lines going 32-50 (-1008 loss). They went over 37 times and came in under 41 times. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Ottawa Senators. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be better. Their average goal differential is +1 which ranks #6 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #14. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #3 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #11 in home games. They are trending down. Their average goal differential in their past 6 games is +0.67 (#11 over this stretch).

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Marc-Andre Fleury who is projected to be the #9 Goalie the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
45 Bischoff, Jake D6-119407/25/1994No College
28 Carrier, William LW6-221212/20/1994No College
35 Dansk, Oscar G6-319502/28/1994No College
21 Eakin, Cody C6-019005/24/1991No College
5 Engelland, Deryk D6-221404/03/1982No College
29 Fleury, Marc-Andre G6-218011/28/1984No College
9 Glass, Cody C6-217804/01/1999No College
14 Hague, Nicolas D6-621512/05/1998No College
22 Holden, Nick D6-421405/15/1987No College
71 Karlsson, William C6-118901/08/1993No College
81 Marchessault, Jonathan LW5-917412/27/1990No College
3 McNabb, Brayden D6-421201/21/1991No College
15 Merrill, Jon D6-320502/03/1992No College
92 Nosek, Tomas LW6-321009/01/1992No College
67 Pacioretty, Max LW6-220611/20/1988No College
73 Pirri, Brandon LW6-018604/10/1991No College
75 Reaves, Ryan RW6-122501/20/1987No College
19 Smith, Reilly RW6-018504/01/1991No College
26 Stastny, Paul C6-019312/27/1985No College
61 Stone, Mark RW6-421905/13/1992No College
30 Subban, Malcolm G6-220012/21/1993No College
27 Theodore, Shea D6-219508/03/1995No College