Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Kings vs Golden Knights NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(13-14-6) Los Angeles Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights (14-16-4)
Date: Wednesday, March 31st
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Kings +175| Golden Knights -210
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Golden Knights -1.5 (+120)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The Kings and Golden Knights meet up for the second time in three nights, with L.A hoping for a little better result this time around. Vegas dominated in a 4-1 win on Monday as -207 favorites.
Los Angeles Kings
A loss to Vegas last time out is understandable, the Golden Knights are tops in the West and tied for the 2nd most points in the NHL with 50. It’s the two defeats to San Jose before that which has L.A really in a rut.
The Kings lost 1-2 to the Sharks on March 22nd, but as +115 underdogs. They followed that up with a 4-2 loss this time as a -122 favorite. Both of those games were in San Jose, and the teams are tied with 32 points on the season.
Maybe the Kings just aren’t that good. Every time they start to get momentum like with a six game win streak last month, they turn around and give it away like the losses that followed in 5 of the next 6.
Calvin Petersen is up in the flip-flop goaltender rotation the Kings have used lately. The good news is that he was in net for the 3-1 win over Vegas 10 days ago. The bad news is he followed that up with 4 goals allowed to the Sharks.
Vegas Golden Knights
It’s possible the Golden Knights do have their hands full with Petersen again, because for the most part he’s been solid in allowing one score or less in three of the last five games. He stopped 41 of 42 Vegas shots last game.
Of course Vegas counters with a pretty solid goaltender in their own rights, regardless of if it’s Robin Lehner or Marc-Andre Fleury. Lehner was in net for Monday’s win, stopping 24 of 25 Kings shots.
Lehner’s start last time out means it’s probably a Fleury night. He was great his last time out allowing just two goals to the red hot Avalanche offense, but allowed 5 to Colorado the game before and recently served up 4 scores to San Jose on March 17th.
Maybe we do see Lehner on Wednesday night, especially since Fleury has made the injury report with an undisclosed ailment. Lehner is in a groove since missing over a month with an injury, allowing four total goals in three appearances.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Kings are 1-4 last 5 overall
- Kings are 20-48 last 68 road games
- Under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 road games
- Under is 6-2 in Kings last 8
- Golden Knights are 19-7 last 26
- Over is 10-4 in Golden Knights last 14 as home favorite
- Kings are 1-4 last 5 head to head
- Over is 7-3 last 10 meetings
Free Los Angeles Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights NHL Prediction:
If you’re confident enough to lay the -222 on Vegas, you might as well get better value with the puck line at +125. That’s not a bad bet with Lehner in net, as he’s been in the zone and only getting more comfortable as he returns from injury.
Lehner vs. Petersen will most likely be a low scoring affair. That makes Vegas a dangerous play if goals are going to be at a premium. That also gives the under much more appeal.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under 5.5
This changes a bit if Quick or Fleury gets the start, then it would almost certainly go over.
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