Vegas
Golden Knights
Stadium T-Mobile Arena
39-24-8 Overall | 15-6-2 PACIFIC 1st
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Golden Knights227211 21.99%
Schedule
Regular season
Sun  3/1
vs
Kings
L1-4
Tue  3/3
vs
Devils
W3-0
Fri  3/6
@
Jets
L0-4
Sun  3/8
@
Flames
W5-3
Mon  3/9
@
Oilers
W / OT3-2
Thu  3/12
@
Wild
POSTPONED
Sun  3/15
@
Avalanche
POSTPONED
Tue  3/17
vs
Stars
POSTPONED
Wed  3/18
@
Coyotes
POSTPONED
Sat  3/21
vs
Red Wings
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Golden Knights are one of 2 teams tied for having the best chance to win the Stanley Cup based on the odds (6/1, 14.3%). Their 4.5% chance is #8 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the West 13.8% of the time and are not a good value at 11/4, 26.7%. They are projected to finish with 98 points and come in under their pre-season futures line of 102.5. They are basically a lock to make the playoffs. Their chances of winning their division stand at 54.8%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

After 70 games, their expected win percentage is 58% based on the money line odds. At 38-24-8 they are short of expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down quite a bit (512 units). They are not good on puck lines (30-41) for a -569 loss. Their over-under record is 34-33 with 3 pushes. Their next game vs the Wild should be close. The Golden Knights are winning 50 percent of computer simulations. 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 is slightly better than it should be. Their average goal differential is +0.21 which ranks #9 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #8. They are the #11 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #10 ranked team among home teams. Their average goal differential in their past 7 games is +0.57 which ranks them #6 over this stretch, slightly better than the season overall.

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 #25 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
28 Carrier, William LW6-221812/20/1994No College
21 Cousins, Nick RW5-1118307/20/1993No College
5 Engelland, Deryk D6-221204/03/1982No College
29 Fleury, Marc-Andre G6-218511/28/1984No College
22 Holden, Nick D6-421205/15/1987No College
71 Karlsson, William C6-019501/08/1993No College
90 Lehner, Robin G6-424007/24/1991No College
81 Marchessault, Jonathan LW5-918012/27/1990No College
23 Martinez, Alec D6-120907/26/1987No College
3 McNabb, Brayden D6-421301/21/1991No College
15 Merrill, Jon D6-319502/03/1992No College
92 Nosek, Tomas LW6-220509/01/1992No College
67 Pacioretty, Max LW6-221511/20/1988No College
75 Reaves, Ryan RW6-222501/20/1987No College
10 Roy, Nicolas RW6-420002/05/1997No College
88 Schmidt, Nate D6-019407/16/1991No College
19 Smith, Reilly RW6-118304/01/1991No College
26 Stastny, Paul C6-019312/27/1985No College
20 Stephenson, Chandler C6-020804/22/1994No College
61 Stone, Mark RW6-320205/13/1992No College
27 Theodore, Shea D6-219508/03/1995No College
2 Whitecloud, Zach D6-220911/28/1996No College