Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Western Conference Semifinal G3 Betting Odds, Prediction & Pick
|Vegas Golden Knights||NHL||Vancouver Canucks|
|Over 6.0||Total||Under 6.0|
Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview of the match for the NHL Hockey Game on Thursday August 27th, 2020.
|Reason for Vegas Golden Knights -190|
Vegas has played well on offense in the regular season, averaging 3.15 goals per game. They played better in the playoffs, averaging 3.66 goals per game and will have to do a better job than in their last game if they want to win.
Shea Theodore leads the Golden Knights in playoff points with four goals and seven assists. Mark Stone has five goals and five assists, while Reilly Smith has four goals and six assists.
Vegas also played well on defense. They allowed 2.94 goals per game in the regular season and 2.88 goals per game in the playoffs. If they continue to play well on the defensive end, they should be able to come out with victory.
13 G | 33 A | 46 PTS
Theodore had two assists, eight shots on goal and three blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks in Game 2. Theodore had the secondary assist on Alex Tuch's second period tally and the primary helper on Max Pacioretty's power-play strike in the third.
The 25-year-old Theodore is riding a four-game point streak with a goal and five helpers in that span. Through 10 playoff contests, he's at four goals, seven assists, 41 shots on net and 17 blocks.
|Reason for Vancouver Canucks +165|
Vancouver averaged 3.25 goals per game during the regular season and maintained the same pace in the playoffs, thanks in part to the play of Elias Pettersson, who has five goals and 11 assists. He scored a goal and had two assists in his last game and we will be counted once more to lead the team.
Quinn Hughes has one goal and 10 assists, while J.T. Miller has five goals and six assists.
Defensively, the Canucks have conceded 3.10 goals per game in the regular season. They hold their opponents to 2.5 goals per game in the playoffs and will win if they continue to play well defensively.
8 G | 45 A | 53 PTS
Hughes registered an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights in Game 2. Hughes picked up the secondary helper on Tyler Toffoli's opening goal 1:29 into the first period.
The 20-year-old Hughes is up to a goal and 10 assists through 12 playoff outings, with seven points coming on the power play. The rookie blueliner is playing a huge role in the Canucks' dynamic offense, particularly in man-advantage situations.