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Bruins look to capitalize on Knights’ goaltending woes

The Vegas Golden Knights probably wish they were back in Sin City. The Knights, who are 6-1 in seven games at T-Mobile Arena, were red-hot to start the season. Now, they’re on their fourth goalie due to injuries and go into TD Garden to face another struggling squad in the Boston Bruins. Boston is 3-3 SU at home this season and opens as a -201 favorite.

SHARK BITES
  • The Bruins are 3-0 SU in their last three games on Thursday.
  • The Bruins are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 home games.
  • Vegas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games.

Vegas’s goalie issues cannot be overlooked. After losing Marc-Andre Fleury, Malcolm Subban and Oscar Dansk, they now start longtime AHLer Maxime Lagace in net. Lagace looked shook in Madison Square Garden two days ago in his first career start when he allowed four goals in the third period against the New York Rangers. Lagace has also allowed nine goals on 48 shots in his first game and a half in the NHL. Bettors should steer clear of betting the Vegas moneyline or their puckline until they sort out their netminder issues.

Sloppiness wouldn’t apply only to Vegas in this matchup. The Bruins have been up and down in the first month of the season and bettors have a hard time figuring out the yellow and black. The Bruins are 3-7 ATS in 10 games this season and 2-4 SU in their last six. For bettors who like to place wagers on the puckline or moneyline, it’s best to steer clear of these two teams for the time being.

Although both of these teams have question marks, they’ve answered the call when it comes to lighting the lamp this season. The total opened at 6 for this matchup and it would be a shrewd decision to take the OVER. The total has gone OVER in five of Vegas’s last six games while the total has gone OVER in three of the Bruins’ last five. As I mentioned earlier about Lagace’s struggles, goal-scoring for the Bruins shouldn’t be an issue.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Vegas Golden Knights opened as +193 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at OddsShark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 6 for those preferring OVER/UNDER betting; watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.9-1.9 win for the Golden Knights on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Vegas Golden Knights vs Boston Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Bruins are 4-3-3 so far on the season. The Vegas Golden Knights, meanwhile, are 8-3-0. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Boston go 6-4 and the Golden Knights go 7-4 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Vegas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 3 (Boston Bruins) and the No. 12 (Vegas Golden Knights) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Boston Bruins' No. 19-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Vegas Golden Knights defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.82 goals per game allowed. The Bruins power play has clicked at a 28.95% rate while the Golden Knights have a 76.92% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Vegas was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at -221 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

 

Betting Trends
  • Vegas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Vegas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vegas's last 6 games
  • Boston is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Boston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Vegas at Ottawa, Saturday, November 4
Boston home to Washington, Saturday, November 4

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