Chicago Blackhawks vs Vegas Golden Knights – 8/15/20 NHL Picks, Odds & Predictions


Vegas Golden Knights (44-24-8) aux Blackhawks de Chicago (35-32-9)

NHL Hockey: Saturday August 15, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. (Rogers Place)

The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +170 / Vegas Golden Knights -200 – Over / Under: 6 Click here for latest odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights and Chicago Blackhawks meet in Game 3 of their best Western Conference quarterfinal series in the NHL from Rogers Place on Saturday night.

The Vegas Golden Knights enter this one looking to take a 3-0 stranglehold on the series after defeating Chicago in Game 2 by a final score of 4-3 to win two games to none in the series. Paul Stastny opened the scoring for Vegas just past the middle of the opening period and Tomas Nosek pushed Vegas’ lead to 2-0 just under five minutes later. Kirby Dach put Chicago on the board just over three minutes into the second period and Dominik Kubalik tied the game at two goals apiece with just under eight minutes left in the second. Mark Stone restored the Vegas lead with 2:40 left in the middle frame, but Dylan Strome would tie the game again for Chicago, this time at 3-3 at just 2:26 after Stone scored to push Vegas ahead. Neither team would find the back of the net in the 3rd period, so it was in overtime where Reilly Smith buried the winner for Vegas just over seven minutes into extra period to give the Golden Knights the victory.


Robin Lehner took the win in the goal for Vegas after stopping 22 of 25 shots in the win while Corey Crawford took the net loss for the Blackhawks after giving up four goals on 39 shots in the loss.

Vegas are 12-2 in their last 14 games as a favorite and 13-3 in their last 16 after a win, while the Plus are 4-1 in their last 5 games after a win. . Chicago are 0-7 in their last 7 conference quarterfinals and 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Pacific Division, while the Plus are 5-2 in their last 7. matches in total. Vegas are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams

I think Vegas wins this one to move up 3-0 in the series, but I got burned with the puck line a few times in the quarterfinals and I don’t pay that kind of juice. Instead, I’m on the top side. We’ve seen 12 goals in the first two games of this series and neither team is particularly shy on offense when the opportunities present themselves. I think we could see another 7 or 8 goal game here, so I’ll take it over.

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