Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings - 3/1/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Kings (24-35-6) at Vegas Golden Knights (36-22-8)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 10:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -353 / Los Angeles Kings +307 --- Over/Under: 6
The Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights meet Sunday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 18 goals, Anze Kopitar has 36 assists and Dustin Brown has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 110 goals on 1,073 shots faced and Cal Petersen has allowed 11 goals on 106 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 15 games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to stay hot while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 30 goals, Mark Stone has 42 assists and Reilly Smith has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 123 goals on 1,334 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 60 goals on 546 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in 16 of their last 23 games.
The Kings are 25-56 in their last 81 games as an underdog, 16-41 in their last 57 road games and 8-20 in their last 28 overall. The Golden Knights are 7-0 in their last 7 games as a favorite, 6-0 in their last 6 games as a home favorite and 8-0 in their last 8 overall. The under is 6-2 in Kings last 8 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The underdog is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Los Angeles Kings have been able to string wins together here and there, but they're still an inconsistent team I don't trust against the better clubs in the league. The Vegas Golden Knights have caught fire over the last two weeks and are a team I'm not stepping in front of. Even with the Kings winning three of the last four meetings against the Golden Knights, I'm siding with the home team and the PL. The Vegas Golden Knights are just too hot to bet against right now.