Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone (61) smiles during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)
The Vegas Golden Knights visit the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
Vegas’ offense has exploded in December with 29 goals in just 6 games this month
Read below for Golden Knights vs Bruins odds, predictions and best NHL pick for Tuesday
After a rare night off for the entire NHL on Monday night, things kick back into high gear on Tuesday, December 14th, with a packed 13 game schedule including a heavyweight battle between the Vegas Golden Knights and Boston Bruins with puck drop scheduled for 7 PM EST at TD Garden. Not surprisingly, Boston is listed as -134 home favorites in the Golden Knights vs Bruins odds. Vegas has never defeated the Bruins in Boston.
Let’s take a look at the Golden Knights vs Bruins odds and give you our best bet prediction on Tuesday, December 14th.
Golden Knights vs Bruins Odds
Vegas Golden Knights
O 6 (+102)
December 14th, 2021
U 6 (-122)
Odds as of December 13th at Barstool Sportsbook
Vegas & The Over Are a Match in Tuesday NHL Odds
The Golden Knights have been scoring goals at will so far this month. Their season-long total over percentage is the 3rd highest in the league next to the Colorado Avalanche and Seattle Kraken. That impressive goal-scoring prowess was once again on display in an entertaining 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
In that game, they outscored an explosive Wild offense, that’s also near the top of the league in goals per game, but it’ll be a different story when they visit Boston on Tuesday, a squad that has a solid defensive structure and likes to keep things tight.
Golden Knights vs Bruins Comparison This Season
Goals For Per 60
Shots For Per 60
Goals Against 60
Shots Against Per 60
Vegas Golden Knights
As you can see in the table above, these two teams are on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to offensive and defensive team rankings this season, so although Vegas has been filling the net as of late, they’ll have a much tougher time doing that against Boston. The total is set at 6.0 with the juice on the under in the Tuesday NHL odds at Barstool Sportsbook.
Pacioretty to Score Is a Great Prop Bet
Max Pacioretty made his return to the Vegas lineup from a broken foot in late November, and has been on absolute fire since the calendar turned to December.
You better believe Max Pacioretty’s got goals in six straight games. 😤 pic.twitter.com/0ZybpDi33s
— NHL (@NHL) December 13, 2021
He’s got eight goals during his six game goal scoring streak and might have been a candidate in the Rocket Richard Trophy odds had he not missed so much time this season. In fact, in terms of goals scored per game, Pacioretty is tops in the league for any players who have played a minimum of 10 games.
Max Pacioretty Anytime Goal (+140) at Barstool Sportsbook
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Betting Trends in Golden Knights vs Bruins Matchups
The most obvious trend you’ll see in games between the Golden Knights and Bruins is that Vegas hates playing Boston. In fact, they have had less success against the Bruins than any other team in the NHL as they’ve won just one of six games they’ve played against the Bruins in franchise history.
Golden Knights vs Bruins Recent Results
BOS 3 – VGK 2
VGK 3 – BOS 4
VGK 2 – BOS 3 (SO)
BOS 4 – VGK 1
BOS 2 – VGK 1
Another trend in the head-to-head matchups between the two is that they’ve hit the under in five of their six meetings.
With Brad Marchand back from suspension recently, the Bruins perfection line is leading the way as usual. They factored in on two of Boston’s four goals in a 4-2 win over Calgary on Saturday night.
Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak rank 1-2-3 in both goals and points on the Bruins so far this season. They’d love to see some more contributions from Taylor Hall, who has just five goals in 24 games so far and hasn’t provided the secondary scoring the Bruins had hoped for.
Golden Knights vs Bruins Pick & Prediction
This should be a good game between two very good teams. When looking at the Stanley Cup odds, Vegas remains in the top five at +900, while the Bruins have moved into the top ten as a solid Cup contender as well.
Although Golden Knights’ games have hit the over in five of six contests this month, I don’t think it will be that type of game against the Bruins.
Boston is finding their groove right now, and they’ve owned Vegas since the Golden Knights have come into the league. On a very busy Tuesday on the ice, I like the Bruins on the moneyline in the Tuesday NHL odds, so take them at -134 at Barstool Sportsbook.
Pick: Boston Bruins Moneyline (-134) at Barstool Sportsbook