Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings

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The Vegas Golden Knights will go on the road and take on the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. These two teams faced each other three times this season with the Knights winning all three games. The Knights have a record of 21-6-1. The Kings have a record of 12-11-6.

Knights on Five Game Winning Streak

The Knights have won five straight games. Their last game was a 4-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. Max Pacioretty scored two goals. Alec Martinez had two assists. Robin Lehner stopped 23 out of 25 shots faced.

The Knights have been rolling on offense all season. They have scored four goals or more in seven out of their last 10 games. The team ranks sixth in goals per game and shooting %, 10th in shots per game, and second in scoring efficiency ratio. Mark Stone has been on fire recently. He has at least one point in 10 straight games. Stone is tied for seventh in points and assists in the league. Max Pacioretty is on a five-game point streak. He is tied for fifth in goals in the NHL.

Defense and goaltending have been tremendous for the Golden Knights. They have given up two goals or less in six out of their last 10 games. The team ranks first in goals against per game, opponent shooting %, and save %, and sixth in shots against per game. Marc-Andre Fleury has been terrific in net this season. He has a 16-5-0 record with a 1.87 GAA and a .933 SV%. Fleury ranks third in GAA, second in SV% and tied for first in shutouts among goalies in the league.

Kings Have Lost Three out of Last Four Games

The Kings have lost three out of their last four games. Their last game was a 4-2 loss against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday. Alex Iaffalo and Trevor Moore each scored a goal. Jonathan Quick stopped 29 out of 33 shots faced.

Offense has been mediocre for the Kings this season. They have scored two goals or less in five out of their last 10 games. The team ranks 17th in goals per game and scoring efficiency ratio, 25th in shots per game, and 11th in shooting %. Anze Kopitar has had a great season. He has at least one point in nine out of his last 10 games. Kopitar is tied for seventh in points and is fifth in assists in the NHL.

Defense and goaltending have been struggling recently for LA. They have given up three goals or more in seven out of the last 10 games. The Kings rank 13th in goals against per game, 23rd in shots against per game, and seventh in opponent shooting % and save %. Calvin Petersen has a record of 5-6-4 with a 2.54 GAA and a .922 SV%. Jonathan Quick has a record of 6-5-2 with a 2.97 GAA and a .897 SV%.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Goals per game, goals against per game, shots per game, shots against per game, shooting % and opponent shooting %, scoring efficiency ratio, and save % all favor the Golden Knights in this contest. The Knights have been on fire on offense all season. They have scored four goals or more in seven out of their last 10 games. The team ranks sixth in goals per game and shooting %, 10th in shots per game, and second in scoring efficiency ratio. Goaltending and defense have been struggling recently for LA. They have given up three goals or more in seven out of the last 10 games. Vegas is the much better team and will win this game.

Prediction:
Vegas Golden Knights (-1.5)

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Rating:

The Knights have been clicking on offense all season. They have scored four goals or more in seven out of their last 10 games. The team ranks sixth in goals per game and shooting %, 10th in shots per game, and second in scoring efficiency ratio. Goaltending and defense have been poor for LA recently. They have given up three goals or more in seven out of the last 10 games. The over has hit in seven out of the last eight games between these two teams. The over will hit in this matchup.

Prediction:
Over 5.5