Los Angeles Kings at Vegas Golden Knights - 3/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Kings at Vegas Golden Knights - 3/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (33-26-4) vs Los Angeles Kings (34-21-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -135 / Los Angeles Kings +110 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Vegas Golden Knights host the Los Angeles Kings in Saturday NHL Action.

The Los Angeles Kings come into this road contest with an overall record of 34-21-8. Through 63 games, the Kings are 2nd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 181 times, good for a rank of 20th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Los Angeles is the 12th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.76 goals per game. So far, the Kings have a strength of schedule rating of 13th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 16th ranked team in the NHL.

The Vegas Golden Knights get set to host the Los Angeles Kings with an overall record of 33-26-4. This mark places them 4th in the Pacific division. Through 63 games, the Golden Knights have scored 200 goals, giving them an average of 3.11. This output gives them a rank of 12th among NHL teams. On defense, Vegas is the 19th ranked unit, giving up 3.05 goals per contest. So far, the Golden Knights have played the 11th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vegas's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 15th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Los Angeles King's leader in points is Anze Kopitar. In his team's 63 games, he has come up with 16 goals and 36 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 9.5%. However, when on the ice the Kings are --7 in scoring differential. The team's top overall goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. Of his 26 goals, 15.0% have come during power play time. Los Angeles's top goalie is Calvin Petersen, who is giving up an average of 2.6 goals per game. In his 28 games played, he has turned in 16 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 57 games, the Vegas Golden Knights' goal and overall scoring leader is Jonathan Marchessault, with 47 points. He has reached his mark of 25 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.0%. So far, 20.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Chandler Stephenson, who has 31 assists to go along with his 14 goals. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.77 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 45 percent of the time.

Coming into this game, the Kings have an over-under record of 26-37. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 11-20. On the season, 43.0% of Los Angeles's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 49.0% of the scoring coming from the Kings. In Vegas's 63 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 35-26-2. So far, taking the over when the Golden Knights are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-13-1. On the season, 59.0% of Vegas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 51.0% of the scoring coming from the Golden Knights. With a line set at 6 goals, look for this game to fall below that line, in what should be a low-scoring matchup.

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