The Golden Knights will be looking for just their second win of the young season. After entering the year as one of the top contenders to win the Stanley Cup, Vegas has lost three straight games after taking down the Seattle Kraken on opening night. They’re set to take on a strong Islanders squad tonight, who enters the game with a 2-2-1 record.
Here’s a look at the odds for the game courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Islanders vs Golden Knights Odds and Total
- Islanders +113
- Golden Knights -123
- Islanders +1.5 (-210)
- Golden Knights -1.5 (+180)
- 5.5 (Over -105/Under -115)
Islanders vs Golden Knights Prediction and Pick
The Golden Knights' issues may be larger than just a simple slump resulting in three straight losses. It’s a small sample size, but heading into today’s action, the Golden Knights rank dead last in the NHL in high-danger scoring chances against, allowing an average of 14.5 per 60 minutes.
That’s a recipe for a lot of goals to be scored against you, and it’s hard to win hockey games when you’re allowing your net to get filled. No team has scored fewer than three goals against Vegas this season, and terrible play in their own end has been the cause of it.
The Islanders aren’t exactly known as an offensive juggernaut of a team, but if they’re playing someone like the Golden Knights who are going to give them plenty of opportunity, then they can be a tough team to beat.
I’ll back the Islanders at +113 on the moneyline until the Golden Knights show me that they’re willing to play defense.