Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings - 3/21/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Kings (12-11-6) vs Vegas Golden Knights (21-6-1)
Game Info: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings +136 / Vegas Golden Knights -153 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights and the Los Angeles Kings meet in NHL action from the Staples Center on Sunday night.
The Vegas Golden Knights come into this one looking to build on a 4-2 win over the Kings last time out. Mark Stone leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 35 points including a team-high 25 assists while Max Pacioretty has a team-high 16 goals with 14 assists for his 30 points with a team-high 120 shots on goal this season. Shea Theodore has 18 assists and Alex Tuch also has 13 goals for Vegas this season. As a team, Vegas is averaging 3.3 goals per game on 30.6 shots per game with an 18.8% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.2 goals on 27.7 shots per game with an 84.7% success rate on the PK.
The Los Angeles Kings will try to rebound from their loss to the Golden Knights last time out. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 35 points including 8 goals and a team-high 27 assists while Drew Doughty has 25 points with 18 assists. Adrian Kempe, Alex Iafallo and Dustin Brown all have 19 points with Brown logging a team-high 13 goals and Iafallo chipping in 11 goals. As a team, Los Angeles is averaging 2.9 goals on 28.6 shots per game with a 25.7% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.8 goals per game on 31.3 shots against per game with an 84% success rate on the PK this season.
Vegas is 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 20-6 in their last 26 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games as a road favorite. Los Angeles is 3-8 in their last 11 games overall and 2-7 in their last 9 games as an underdog while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games as an underdog. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
The Golden Knights are back on one of their winning runs where realistically it gets hard to bet against them in spots. However, this price almost makes me feel like they’re begging us to take Vegas and while the Kings have been up and down, Los Angeles tends to play their best at home and have been fantastic on the puck line so this team is battling. I think we see a bit of a stumble from Vegas in this spot so I’ll take a stab at the Kings and the plus money here.