Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 2/26/2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Vegas Golden Knights head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Monday, February 26, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at -105 and the Kings at -105.
Vegas has a record of 41-16-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 17-11-2-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 215 goals and surrendered 166 goals for a point differential of +49. For the year they have an ATS mark of 41-20-0 and an over/under record of 35-24-0. Los Angeles has a record of 33-24-5 including 14-11-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 177 goals and have given up 155 for a goal differential of +22. Their record against the spread is 33-29-0 while their over/under mark is 28-31-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 41-20-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 35-24-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 33-29-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 28-31-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
02/24/18 LW James Neal Illness is upgraded to probable Monday vs Los Angeles
02/23/18 RW Ryan Reaves Acquired is "?" Monday vs Los Angeles
02/21/18 D Shea Theodore Illness IR (02/18)
02/17/18 LW Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Wrist IR (02/17)
02/10/18 GO Malcolm Subban Upper Body IR (02/10)
02/10/18 LW William Carrier Upper Body IR (02/07)
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
02/24/18 C Trevor Lewis Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Edmonton
James Neal has scored 39 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 24 goals this season with 164 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 17.3 minutes played per contest. David Perron averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 15 goals on 98 attempts. He has 42 assists, giving him a total of 57 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 21 wins and 7 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 910 shots against him and he's surrendered 64 goals. He's made 846 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Anze Kopitar has 65 total points this season for the Kings. He has 25 goals this year with 149 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 40 assists on the year and averages 22 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 18 goals on 156 attempts. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 42 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 23 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,420 shots against him and he's given up 112 goals. He's made 1,308 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 86 total points this year, which is 2nd in the NHL. They've scored 215 goals while giving up 166 scores, which has them ranked 2nd and 25th respectively. They have had 188 power play chances and scored 41 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 5th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 170 power play opportunities and surrendered 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 16th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.75% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 17th in the league with a total of 71 points this season. They have 35 power play goals on 178 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 17th in the NHL. They've given up 208 power play opportunities and surrendered 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 3rd overall. As a team, the Kings are 18th with a total of 177 goals scored while they've given up 155 goals this season, ranking 29th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.26%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
Vegas is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9%, as they've attempted 3,738 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,464 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.1% as they have 2,777 attempts while they have given up 2,557 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 10th in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season. That is 28th overall in the NHL. They have 1,845 face-off wins compared to 1,916 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That ranks them 24th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,169 hits and they have blocked 907 shots from the opposition, putting them 16th overall.
The Kings are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season, which is 13th in the NHL. They have 1,835 face-off wins compared to 1,898 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,565 hits and they have blocked 906 shots from the opposition, which is 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.6% as they've attempted 3,594 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,646 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.4% ranks 20th as they have 2,671 attempts while they have given up 2,740 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Kings NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Vegas -105
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas -105
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.