Owing to their dominant performance in the round-robin Vegas is getting public love. Gamblers are flooding the Golden Knights for NHL betting odds. Three wins in three games against the best of the West sells. Chicago was expected to get blown out by the Oilers in the qualifier. Instead, the Blackhawks summoned up a stunning upset as 12-seed. Chicago’s win over the Oilers was no accident. More emphatically they showed superior grit and work ethic. Vegas is heavily favored to dispatch of the Blackhawks. But last week showed us there are no NHL locks.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Game 1
|Date and Time:||Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 10:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta|
|Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights TV Coverage:||NBCSN|
Chicago Blackhawks Vs. Vegas Golden Knights SBG Odds Overview
On this occasion, the Golden Knights are an overwhelming sports betting favorite. Record and performance-wise make it completely understandable. Also, factoring is the massive amount of money bet in Sin City on their home town heroes. Some bargain hunters will take a flier on improved Chicago. Specifically, the Blackhawks have a veteran core of Stanley Cup champions.
Chicago Blackhawks Team Overview
Chicago posted a record of 32-30-8. The last qualifier series was a 3-1 win over the Oilers. Seven wins in 10 games show the Blackhawks in good form. In sum, Chicago ranks 18th for goals, 28th for power play, 16th for goals against, and ninth for penalty killing.
Key Chicago Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews 4 G, 3 A, 7 PTS, 2 +/-, 2 PPG, 1 PPA, 0 SHG, 33.3 SPCT, D Duncan Keith 0 G, 4 A, 4 PTS, -1 +/-, 0 PPG, 2 PPA, 0 SHG, 0.0 SPCT, G Corey Crawford 3.75 GAA, .891 SVPCT, 0 SO
Vegas Golden Knights Team Overview
First seed Vegas brings a record of 39-2-8. Three wins in three-round robins caught gambler’s attention. Vegas ranks 13th for goals, ninth for power play, 13th for goals against, and 27th for the penalty kill.
Key Vegas Golden Knights: RW Mark Stone 2 G, 3 A, 5 PTS, 1 +/-, 0 PPG, 1PPA, 0 SHG, 33.3 SPCT, D Shea Theodore 2 G, 2 A, 4 PTS, 2 +/-, 1 PPG, 1 PPA, 0 SHG, 18.2 SPCT, G Robin Lehner 2-0, 2.89 GAA, .903 SVPCT, 0 SO, G Marc Andre Fleury 1-0, 4.00 GAA, .765 SVPCT, 0 SO,
Chicago Blackhawks and Vegas Golden Knights Against the Spread
The Blackhawks are:
- 7-5 in their last 12 games as a dog
- 5-3 over the total as a dog
- 1-6 as an underdog vs. the Golden Knights
- 5-2 over the total as a dog vs. Vegas
The Golden Knights are:
- 11-2 in their last 13 games as a favorite
- 2-4-1 under the total as chalk
- 8-1 in their last nine overall games with the Blackhawks
- 7-2 over the total head to head with Chicago
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights SBG Free Pick
As was previously noted the Blackhawks don’t perform well against the Golden Knights. Vegas is on fire with the NHL lines. Further, the Golden Knights were Western Conference champions two years ago. Vegas is at a much higher level than the Oilers. Depth advantage rates high for the Golden Knights.
Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights SBG Best Pick: Vegas Golden Knights