Golden Knights vs Blues Prediction NHL Picks 12/4

Golden Knights vs Blues Prediction NHL Picks 12/4

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St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights - NHL Preview

Introduction

Get ready for an electrifying showdown as the St. Louis Blues, boasting a 12-10-1 record, face off against the dominant Vegas Golden Knights, with an impressive 16-5-4 record. In this preview, we'll analyze key player statistics, recent performances, and present our prediction for the game scheduled on December 4, 2023, at 8:00 PM.

 

St. Louis Blues

The Blues, currently fifth in the Central Division, enter the game following a tough 4-1 loss against Arizona. They face a formidable challenge against the Golden Knights and aim to bounce back from their recent defeat.

Goaltender Comparison:

Jordan Binnington and Joel Hofer will be pivotal for the Blues against Vegas. Binnington, with a 2.98 GA/G and .910 SV%, will be crucial in thwarting the offensive efforts of the Golden Knights.

 

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights, leading the Pacific Division, are in impressive form. Goaltender tandem Adin Hill and Logan Thompson, with a combined 1.87 GA/G and .935 SV%, provide a strong defensive foundation for the team.

Game Information:

Date: December 4, 2023

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Line: VGK -200

Over/Under: 6.5

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players to watch in this matchup include Robert Thomas for the Blues and Jack Eichel for the Golden Knights. Eichel leads in points, while Thomas is a significant contributor to the Blues' offense.

 

Injury Report

Both teams have key players listed on the injury report, with Anton Malmstrom for the Blues and Adin Hill for the Golden Knights. Hill's day-to-day status will be crucial for Vegas.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

 

Recent Performances

Before making our prediction, let's review the recent performances of both teams:

St. Louis Blues

Vegas Golden Knights

 

Prediction

Considering the Golden Knights' strong form, especially at home, and their defensive prowess led by goaltender Adin Hill, we predict that Vegas will not only win the game but also cover the -1.5 puck line. The Golden Knights are likely to secure a convincing victory with a solid defensive performance.

Expect a dominant display from Vegas in this matchup.

 

Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 Puck Line

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New York Rangers vs. Ottawa Senators - NHL Preview

Introduction

Gear up for an intense Metropolitan Division showdown as the New York Rangers go head-to-head with the Ottawa Senators. In this preview, we'll delve into key player statistics, recent performances, and provide our prediction for this highly anticipated game scheduled for December 5, 2023, at 5:00 PM.

 

New York Rangers

The Rangers, currently leading the Metropolitan Division with a stellar 18-4-1 record, bring a formidable 3-game win streak into their matchup against the Ottawa Senators.

Goaltender Comparison:

Goalies Igor Shesterkin and Jonathan Quick have been exceptional for the Rangers, boasting a solid defensive foundation with Shesterkin's 2.58 GA/G and .916 SV%, and Quick's noteworthy 2.34 GA/G and .918 SV%.

 

Ottawa Senators

The Senators, currently eighth in the Atlantic Division, face the challenge of stopping the high-scoring Rangers. Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo and the Senators' defense will need to step up to counter the potent Rangers' offense.

Game Information:

Date: December 5, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON

Line: NYR -135

Over/Under: 6.5

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players to watch include Artemi Panarin for the Rangers and Tim Stutzle for the Senators. Panarin leads in both points and goals, showcasing his offensive prowess, while Stutzle is a significant contributor to the Senators' offensive efforts.

 

Injury Report

Both teams enter the game with no injured players, ensuring a full-strength lineup for this exciting clash.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
New York Rangers 3.43 2.57 30.0 29.9 21 30.0 12 84.2 2 0
Ottawa Senators 3.32 3.32 32.4 30.4 15 18.3 17 73.4 1 0

 

Recent Performances

Before making our prediction, let's review the recent performances of both teams:

New York Rangers

The Rangers are coming off an impressive 6-5 victory against the San Jose Sharks on December 3, showcasing their offensive prowess.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators secured a solid 2-0 win against the Seattle Kraken on December 2, demonstrating their ability to compete against strong opponents.

 

Prediction

Considering the Rangers' exceptional form, potent offensive lineup led by Artemi Panarin, and their ability to maintain a solid defensive structure, we predict that the New York Rangers will secure a decisive victory in this matchup. The Rangers, with their 3-game win streak, are in top form and are expected to outclass the Senators.

Expect the Rangers to dominate with their skilled roster and secure another convincing win on the road.

 

Pick: New York Rangers ML

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