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Golden Knights Largest Favorites In Franchise History Tonight Against San Jose

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The Golden Knights are no strangers to being heavy favorites, especially in home games. This season Vegas have been at least a -200 favorite in six of their 13 games, the most of any team in the NHL. Tonight though, it’s on another level.

At William Hill, the Golden Knights are currently -550 favorites over the San Jose Sharks. It’s the largest moneyline favorite the Golden Knights have ever been in any of their 557-game history as a franchise, and it’s not even particularly close.

The previous high was -440, a number the Golden Knights have hit twice. In 2021-22 Vegas were -440 in home games against the Sabres and Coyotes. Vegas have been at least -400 favorites on four occasions, they’ve won three of the four games.

2/1/22: -440 vs BUF (5-2 win)
4/9/22: -440 vs ARI (6-1 win)
11/17/22: -400 vs ARI (4-1 win)
3/23/19: -400 vs DET (3-2 loss)

VGK have been at least -300 favorites 15 times. Their record isn’t particularly great considering the expectation of lopsided contests. The Golden Knights are 9-6 in these games including a loss to San Jose in April of 2022.

2/12/23: -375 vs ANA (7-2 win)
10/27/23: -360 vs CHI (3-2 loss)
10/14/23: -355 vs ANA (4-1 win)
10/13/22: -355 vs CHI (1-0 win)
4/23/22: -340 vs SJS (5-4 loss)
3/1/20: -340 vs LAK (4-1 loss)
3/19/23: -335 vs CBJ (7-2 win)
1/20/22: -320 vs MTL (4-3 win)
10/17/19: -320 vs OTT (3-2 win)
4/18/22: -310 vs NJD (3-2 loss)
3/3/20: -310 vs NJD (3-0 win)
12/21/22: -305 vs ARI (5-2 win)
3/20/28: -305 vs VAN (4-1 win)
10/28/22: -300 vs ANA (4-0 win)
2/21/23: -300 at CHI (3-2 loss)

Tonight is the first foray into the land of -500 for Vegas. Next stop, -600, a place we’ve only seen a few times in NHL history, most recently when the Maple Leafs beat Chicago 5-2 in a February game in Toronto.


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  1. Emmanuel

    I like that 3rd line:

    Golden Knights projected lineup

    Ivan Barbashev — Jack Eichel — Jonathan Marchessault

    William Carrier — Michael Amadio — Mark Stone

    Paul Cotter — William Karlsson — Pavel Dorofeyev

    Jonas Rondbjerg — Brett Howden — Keegan Kolesar

    Alec Martinez — Alex Pietrangelo

    Brayden McNabb — Shea Theodore

    Ben Hutton — Zach Whitecloud

    Adin Hill

    Logan Thompson

  2. Chris

    These teams should not be comparable. Yet one is on a 2 game winning streak and one is on a two game losing streak.

  3. Emmanuel

    I apologize for hogging the boards but there are a LOT of interesting things going on:

    1. Would you want Draisaitl on the VGK?

    2. Whats the most you would give up for him?

  4. They should have beat the DUCKS and failed – they forgot how difficult it was to beat LA – 2 losses in a row. The sharks have been a push over for Vegas just as the Ducks had been in the past – don’t be so sure Vegas is going to pound them – I hope so, but you can never tell and that is just being a realist not being negative as some would like to suggest. GO KNIGHT GO and get back on the winning track.

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