Vegas Golden Knights (51-24-7) at Washington Capitals (29-26-7)
NHL: Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Line and Odds: M/L: VGK +125/ WSH: -138
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals Free NHL Pick
The Washington Capitals won a huge game three at home to put themselves ahead in the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights. Shortly before game three, it was announced that Evgeny Kuznetsov would return from injury. That turned out to be huge as Kuznetsov scored Washington’s second goal to put them up 2-0. The pieces are coming together at the right time for the Caps and they seem to have all the momentum. The offense is flying high, getting production from all four lines, the defense is standing tall, protecting the middle of the ice, and Braden Holtby has been nothing short of spectacular. The one big mistake was the Holtby giveaway, as it was the reason for the only goal that the Golden Knights scored. Game four is a perfect opportunity for the Capitals to go ahead 3-1 and have a couple games to close it out in. Vegas is going to come out flying, knowing the implications of this game, so the Capitals need to be ready for an ensuing attack.
The Vegas Golden Knights once again were not able to solve the Washington Capitals, this time in DC. Vegas is now down 2-1 in the Stanley Cup Final, and they need to change something up if they want to get back in the series. The only goal Vegas scored was off of a crucial Holtby mistake that Holtby made. Take that goal away, and Vegas would have come up empty. They simply will need some better luck in game four, they hit quite a few posts in game three that could have easily been gone in. Tatar will draw in the lineup, assume Perron to be out, meaning Gallant is trying to spark his offense with a lineup change as he has many times before. Look for Vegas to come out of the gates flying, and for them to try to get more sustained pressure on the Capitals.
Cover The Spread 365 NHL Betting Trends
Vegas is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas’s last 5 games
Vegas is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Free NHL Prediction
The Washington Capitals have all the momentum going into game four, especially in their own building. It is hard to bet against them at this point, but Vegas has been here before as well and has not backed down yet. Vegas has the edge in this one for me as they still have some fight left in them.