Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Golden Knights vs. Kings NHL Odds
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(2-2-0 Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings (1-2-0)
Date: Sunday, October 12th
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles CA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Golden Knights -155, Kings +125
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Golden Knights -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
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It’s very early in the 2019 NHL campaign but Vegas appears to already have hit a bit of a wall. The Golden Knights have dropped two in a row after a great start to the year and now must try and get a tough win in Los Angeles.
Of course the Kings haven’t necessarily jumped out of the gate at 1-2 either. Both teams are playing Saturday night as of publishing time so each squad being on a back-to-back will definitely play a factor Sunday.
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas couldn’t have looked any better to start the year. They won the opener 4-1 over the Sharks and then topped that two nights later in a 5-1 win at San Jose.
Since those two contests with the Sharks, the Golden Knights have struggled though. They lost a 3-4 decision at T-Mobile Arena to 3-1-0 Boston on Tuesday night but dropped a 1-4 contest in Arizona on Thursday as -120 road favorites.
All is not lost for the Golden Knights though. They’ve still shown to be one of the deeper teams in the league so far with 9 players having scored goals. Reilly Smith leads the way with 3 goals while Mark Stone has 6 total points in 4 games.
The biggest difference between Vegas’ first two games and their last two has definitely been their defense – or lack thereof. The Golden Knights allowed just 2 goals total in two games vs. the Sharks, but have allowed 8 total the last two.
It’s been Marc-Andre Fleury starting n net for Vegas in all four games so far. Malcolm Subban saw some time in the 3rd period vs. Arizona last time out. Keep an eye on who is in net considering Vegas plays the Flames on Saturday night.
Los Angeles Kings
LA finally has a home game on Saturday night although it’s no pushover as Nashville comes to town as -200 favorites.
LA is 1-2 to start the year heading into Saturday night’s contest. That’s actually not that bad of a record considering they’ve run a road gauntlet at Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver through the first week-plus of the year.
The Kings are just +125 for Sunday night’s game at Staples. That’s actually the lowest odds they’ve been listed at this season after being +134 to Edmonton, +200 at Calgary, and +145 at Vancouver.
As with the Golden Knights, the goaltending situation for the Kings on Sunday is fluid depending on how Saturday night’s game goes. It’s looking like Jack Cambell will go on Saturday vs. Nashville, meaning Jonathan Quick is in line to start Sunday vs. the Golden Knights.
Quick has had an extremely rough start to the season – a contemplate retirement kind of start. The veteran gave up 6 goals on 31 shots to Edmonton in the opener and 8 goals on October 9th vs. the Canucks.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Golden Knights are 44-10 last 54 Sunday games
- Golden Knights are 2-8 last 10 road games
- Underdog is 5-2 last 7 H2H meetings
- Kings are 4-1 last 5 home games
Free Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Prediction:
Both teams being in the second end of a back-to-back throws this game for a bit of a loop as does the fact Vegas looked pretty bad at Arizona this week. Ultimately though, even with a backup goaltender in the Golden Knights have a big edge here.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Golden Knights PL -1.5
Quick has allowed 14 goals in two starts and Vegas has had nearly 10 players score a goal for them in 4 games.
NHL Free Prediction: Golden Knights 5 – Kings 2
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