Vegas vs. San Jose,
12/22/2019 22:00 EDT,
Score: 3 - 1
Money Line: -140 Vegas
These two teams are headed in opposite directions so I will take the road team in this spot. Vegas is still in the thick of a Stanley Cup Playoff spot while San Jose is in the basement of the Pacific Division. Vegas has also been in great form lately as it has won three of its last four games while San Jose enters this game with two straight losses.
Vegas has been red-hot, going 6-2-2 in their last 10 games while the Sharks are struggling to swim, going just 2-7-1 in their last 10. Vegas is the much better defensive team, shutting down the opposition by taking away the passing lanes when on offense as well as trying to score. The strategy works, as Vegas ranks so highly in goals allowed per game and Marc-Andre Fleury can also bail the skaters out of anything. The Sharks are one of the worst teams in the NHL this year, so take the road warriors in this game and back the Vegas Golden Knights