Bob Harvey NHL Betting Capsule
December 12, 2017 3:00 AM
by Bob Harvey
The Vegas Golden Knights go for their 11th home victory in 12 outings when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena.
Vegas (19-9-0-1, 11-2-0 home, 39 points) is riding a four-game win streak after defeating Dallas 5-3 last Saturday night. Alex Tuch, David Perron, former Dallas Star Reilly Smith, Brayden McNabb and Erik Haula scored for the Golden Knights. Brendan Leipsic and Cody Eakin each added two assists. Maxime Lagace turned in a solid effort against the Stars stopping 36 of 39 shots.
However on Sunday, Lagace was assigned to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League after the Golden Knights activated their No. 1 goalie Marc-Andre Fleury from injured reserve. Fleury missed 25 games with a concussion. He made four starts in net and compiled a 3-1 record to go with a 2.48 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.
Carolina (11-10-4-3, 5-6-2-2 road, 29 points) has struggled on its current road trip. Heading into Monday’s game in Anaheim they were 0-1-2 and are now 1-5 in its last six overall away from home. The Hurricanes are also 0-5 last five against the Pacific Division and 2-9 past 11 against the Western Conference. The Golden Knights are 1-5 in their last six outings against the Eastern Conference.
The Golden Knights are 19-6-2 to the OVER in their past 27 overall, 5-2-1 to the high side in their past eight home games and 5-2 to the OVER in their past seven against the Eastern Conference.
Vegas is a profitable 20-9 on the puckline (+1179). It’s been a solid bet on the OVER as well, posting a mark of 19-8-2, including an 8-4-1 record at home. In the role of a visitor, Carolina is 10-5 on the PL. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs.
Pick: Take Vegas/Carolina OVER