Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings - 4/12/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Kings (16-18-6) vs Vegas Golden Knights (27-11-2)
Game Info: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings +155 / Vegas Golden Knights -188 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings meet Monday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 19 goals, Mark Stone has 30 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 26 goals on 297 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 58 goals on 759 shots.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 16 goals, Anze Kopitar has 34 assists and Jeff Carter has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 84.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 51 goals on 483 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 57 goals on 719 shots.
The Golden Knights are 16-5 in their last 21 games playing on 0 days rest and 49-23 in their last 72 overall. The Kings are 3-14 in their last 17 Monday games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Kings last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The Vegas Golden Knights have had no issues winning on the end of back to backs and they've won four of the six meetings this season against the Kings. The Los Angeles Kings still aren't providing much value in the underdog role and they still can't get their offense and defense on the same page. The Golden Knights are easily the better team here and have proven they can handle these tough schedule spots. Give me Vegas and the PL to shave down the ML price.
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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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