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 twice this season with the Knights winning both games. The Knights have a record of 20-6-1. The Kings have a record of 12-10-6.

Knights on Four Game Winning Streak

The Knights have won four straight games. Their last game was a 5-4 victory against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. Shea Theodre had a goal and two assists in the game. Ryan Reaves, Alec Martinez, Cody Glass, and Nicolas Hague each scored a goal. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 out of 33 shots faced.

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 seventh in goals per game, 11th in shots per game, fifth in shooting %, and second in scoring efficiency ratio. Mark Stone has been on fire recently. He has at least one point in nine straight games. Stone is tied for seventh in points and assists in the league.

Defense and goaltending have been tremendous for the Golden Knights. They have given up two goals or less in five out of their last nine games. The team ranks second in goals against per game, fifth in shots against per game, and first in opponent shooting % and save %. 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 Coming off Win

The Kings ended their two-game losing streak by defeating the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Wednesday. Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Trevor Moore, and Jaret Anderson-Dolan each had two points in the game.

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, 25th in shots per game, 13th in shooting %, and 17th in scoring efficiency ratio. Anze Kopitar has had a great season. He has at least one point in eight out of his last nine games. Kopitar is tied for seventh in points and is fifth in assists in the NHL.

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. The Kings rank 12th in goals against per game, 25th 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 6-4-2 with a 2.87 GAA and a .899 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 clicking on offense all season. They have scored four goals or more in seven out of their last 10 games. The team ranks seventh in goals per game, 11th in shots per game, fifth in shooting %, 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 a much better team and will win this game.

Prediction:
Vegas Golden Knights (-1.5)

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Rating:

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 seventh in goals per game, 11th in shots per game, fifth in shooting %, 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. The over has hit in six out of the last seven games between these two teams. The over will hit in this matchup.

Prediction:
Over 5.5