Vegas
Golden Knights
Stadium T-Mobile Arena
16-12-5 Overall | 7-3-1 PACIFIC 4th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Golden Knights9894 22.55%
Schedule
Regular season
Mon  12/2
@
Rangers
W4-1
Tue  12/3
@
Devils
W4-3
Thu  12/5
@
Islanders
L / OT2-3
Sun  12/8
vs
Rangers
L0-5
Tue  12/10
vs
Blackhawks
W5-1
Thu  12/12
@
Blues
8:00pm
Fri  12/13
@
Stars
8:00pm
Sun  12/15
vs
Canucks
RSN8:00pm
Tue  12/17
vs
Wild
10:00pm
Thu  12/19
@
Canucks
10:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 7/1, 12.5% (#2). Their 7.6% chance is #3 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the West 17% of the time and are not a good value at 3/1, 25%. The Golden Knights are averaging 99.9 points per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 102.5. At -700 the Golden Knights are a good value to make the playoffs with a 91.2% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 1/1, 50%. They win the division in 31.8% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 43-32-7 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their game-by-game odds projected record was 46.5-35.5. Anyone betting on them to win every game would have lost a lot (-1070) based on a 100 unit risk per game. 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 favored in their upcoming game vs the San Jose Sharks. 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. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.22 (includes playoff games) which ranks #12 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #16. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #4 ranked team in goal differential in home games, vs #18 in road games.

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 #6 Goalie. 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 Eakin, Cody C6-018305/24/1991No College
5 Engelland, Deryk D6-221204/03/1982No College
29 Fleury, Marc-Andre G6-218511/28/1984No College
9 Glass, Cody RW6-219204/01/1999No College
14 Hague, Nicolas D6-621512/05/1998No College
22 Holden, Nick D6-421205/15/1987No College
71 Karlsson, William C6-019501/08/1993No College
81 Marchessault, Jonathan LW5-918012/27/1990No College
3 McNabb, Brayden D6-421301/21/1991No College
15 Merrill, Jon D6-319502/03/1992No College
92 Nosek, Tomas C6-220509/01/1992No College
67 Pacioretty, Max LW6-221511/20/1988No College
75 Reaves, Ryan RW6-222501/20/1987No 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
30 Subban, Malcolm G6-221512/21/1993No College
27 Theodore, Shea D6-219508/03/1995No College
89 Tuch, Alex LW6-422005/10/1996No College
7 Zykov, Valentin RW6-122405/15/1995No College