For the first time in our NHL gambling Bet Of The Night daily posts, were going to take the Vegas Golden Knights as our winner tonight. For some reason they’re un-favoured on the road.
The Vegas Golden Knights are still goin’. Going into the second quarter of the season, the Knights are 15-7-1. Good enough for second in the Western Conference. Second. The Golden Knights. Who didn’t exist last season.
With that type of record the Golden Knights are well on their way to a playoff position. And perhaps a designation as the best expansion team across any league ever.
So it’s a little odd to see the Golden Knights as heavy underdogs at +155 against the lowly Minnesota Wild. It’s like Vegas bettors just don’t trust what they’ve seen so far and are wating for the bottom to fall out.
VGK +155 @ -175 MIN
I don’t get why Vegas can’t give respect to Vegas. Is it their 6-5-1 road record? Sure that doesn’t look great. But Minnesota being 6-3-2 at home isn’t any better.
I’d look at the starting goalies, but we all know the trials and tribulations that Vegas has gone through with it’s keepers. They’re on their fifth goalie of the season and they’re still winning. So it clearly doesn’t matter who’s in nets for the Golden Knights.
So the Golden Knights roll into Minnesota with an OK road record, the third most potent offense in the Western Conference, against the fifth leakiest team in the Western Conference, who are also just “OK” at home with a 6-3-2 record.
And Vegas is a +155 underdog? Sold.