Vegas Golden Knights vs Boston Bruins NHL Pick 1/21/20
It’s yet another tasty interconference NHL matchup on Tuesday with Vegas Golden Knights at Boston Bruins. The Western Conference team is heading to the East, hoping to lick their wounds after suffering a close defeat in the last game. The Golden Knights had thought that they had turned the tide with their win against Ottawa Senators after a string of losses, but the Canadiens were on just too strong on the night. Boasting a record of 25-19-7, it is only enough to leave the Vegas team fifth position in the Pacific Division.
The Bruins set the pace in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference, sitting on the number one position. That statistic alone is not enough to give the Bruins a win because you never know which team will pitch on the rink. The team from Boston lost three of their last four-games to tarnish their record of 28-10-12. Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins left a bitter taste in the mouth of the Bruins after they led the game. Will they take advantage of home-ice when they host the Golden Knights at the TD Garden? Find out what our expert tipsters think below.
Las Vegas Golden Knights vs Boston Bruins Predictions
The Bruins team will have to dust themselves off if they want to contend for the division title with the rest of the pack starting to find a rhythm. They might be the favorites with home advantage, but they haven’t defended home-ice well of late. Vegas has lost the last four meetings between the two teams, which paints a rather gloomy picture for the Golden Knights.
- Despite starting the season on sound footing, the Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will hope for a better start to the game this time around. Against Montreal, Fleury let in three goals after 20 minutes before Jonathan Marchessault, and Paul Stastny started the fightback. He boasts a 19-11-4 record, as well as a 2.85 GAA and a .906, save percentage.
- The Golden Knights are finding the goal with regular frequency, barring that one game against the Blue Jackets where they lost 3-0. They are the fourth highest-scoring team in the West, with a total of 156 goals.
- The Bruins will be hoping that they can display the same attacking prowess without losing concentration as they did against Pittsburgh last time out. Boston let a 3-0 lead slip, which meant that the record for the year fell to 11-6-6.
- Boston has a fine attack, registering 37 shots on goal the last time out. It should be said though that only three goals of that total went in which can be cause for concern.
NHL Moneyline Odds
With goaltenders from both teams not having the best of times, the game is sure going to be a goal-fest. The Bruins are an equally high-scoring team with a total of 166 goals. It’s a bit tight in the East, as that goal stat only got them to fifth place. Our expert tipsters expect a tightly contested match but home-ice advantage should play its part. The Boston Bruins will win this game by the skin of their teeth.
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