Chicago Blackhawks - Vegas Golden Knights predictions and free betting tips [22/10/2023]
Another interesting NHL match greets us on this weekday. On Sunday, 22 October, a meeting between Chicago and Vegas will take place at United Center. Let's consider the possible outcomes of the confrontation.
Last season, the Blackhawks performed with a score of 26-7-49 in the overall record, scoring just 59 points. In the end, the lads took 15th place in the West.
Currently, a lot of attention is being paid to Chicago. The reason for this was the victory in the draft lottery and the selection of Connor Bedard in the June rookie draft. Essentially, their horrible last season paid off by getting one of the most talented rookies in the NHL over the last 10 years.
In the first match of the season, Chicago achieved a comeback victory over Pittsburgh. During the match, the Blackhawks were down by 2 pucks but managed to fight back with a score of 4:2. In the next game, Chicago was not so lucky as they suffered a defeat against Boston (1:3), although Connor Bedard managed to score his debut puck in the NHL. Then against Montreal, the lads lost again (2:3). After that, the team won an unexpected victory over Toronto away with a score of 4:1. However, in the last match against Colorado, the Avalanche left no chances, winning with a score of 4:0.
Last season, the Golden Knights demonstrated amazing results. Having confidently taken the 1st place in the Western Conference with only two losses in regular time, they finished with an overall record of 51-22-9. After that, they successfully went through the playoffs, easily defeating Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Dallas. In the Stanley Cup final series, they also beat Florida 4:1, and for the first time in the history of the club, they won this prestigious title.
Vegas has already played 5 matches. In their first match of the season, they met Seattle Kraken, whom they defeated without much effort with a score of 4:1. Then they won against San Jose Sharks away with a score of 4:1. In the next match, the team again won with a score of 4:1 over Anaheim. After that, the team tied with Dallas but managed to win in a shootout and continue their winning streak 3:2. In their last match, they were able to win against Winnipeg away with a score of 5:3.
Last season, the teams met three times. Twice the victory went to Vegas (1:0) and (4:1). In the last confrontation, Chicago managed to win in post-match shootouts (3:2).
In the upcoming game, I would propose to bet on another victory for Vegas. The lads have won all their 5 matches. Chicago's performance is so far average, but this will be their first game at their arena, so they might be able to surprise, but I'm not very confident in that.