Tonight’s NHL gambling bet of the night is supposed to get us back on winning ways after dropping the last two. And we’re picking the Vegas Golden Knights to lose at home.
Why bet against the Vegas Golden Knights at home? Something they’ve done but four times this season? Twice in regulation and twice in overtime. Why? And against the worst defense in the league at that?
Because when Vegas was setting the line they were channelling their inner New York Islanders fan; doubt and uncertainty. That’s the life of an Islanders fan. Because as you’ll see the Isles have a dualistic persona on the ice.
Bet Of The Night
[+165] Record : 24-20-5, Road Record : 1113-2, Form (Last 5) :
|NYI 5-4 MTL||NYI 1-4 NJD||NYI 2-5 BOS||NYI 7-3 CHI||NYI 2-3 ARI|
[-190] Record : 32-11-4, Home Record : 19-2-2, Form (Last 5) :
|VGK 0-1 NAS||VGK 4-1 TBL||VGK 3-4 FLA||VGK 5-1 CAR||VGK 6-3 CBJ|
The New York Islanders have THE best offence in the NHL at the moment. Well, actually the Islanders are tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning at 170 goals for. With John Tavares, Josh Bailey, Anders Lee and Mathew Barzal, the Islanders have a potent forward core. Their undoing is when you look at their backend.
The Isles have allowed the most goals against the league. Not even the Arizona Coyotes are worse. And they are without question the worst team in the NHL.
So why pick the New York Islanders is they are anything but consistent against the most consistent team in the NHL at the moment? Because the Islanders are pure chaos.
Gallant is clearly going to set up his team to frustrate the Islanders. He’s going to limit that potent offense and take the game to the shaky Islanders defense on the break. And it could work. That certainly plays into the Islanders weaknesses. The only issue is that the Islanders are already frustrated.
After a 3-2 OT loss to the Coyotes a few days before where the Isles fell flat in the first period, they’ll want to bounce back. The Isles are going to throw everything at the Golden Knights in the opening frame. And Gallant’s boys better hope their ready.
We don’t think they will. The Golden Knights will fall into a whole from the start that they just won’t be able to get themselves out of. Giving them their third regulation loss of the season.
Bet of The Night: Isles to win vs. Golden Knights @ +165
Stats So Far: (8/14) – 57%