Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 4/15/2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Game 3 of their 1st round series. Vegas leads the series 2-0. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at +112 and the Kings at -148.
Vegas has a record of 51-24-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 22-14-5-2. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 272 goals and surrendered 228 goals for a point differential of +44. For the year they have an ATS mark of 52-31-0 and an over/under record of 42-39-0. Los Angeles has a record of 45-29-8 including 23-15-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 239 goals and have given up 203 for a goal differential of +36. Their record against the spread is 45-38-0 while their over/under mark is 37-43-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 52-31-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 42-39-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 45-38-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 37-43-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
04/12/18 LW David Perron Undisclosed is "?" Sunday vs Los Angeles
04/12/18 LW William Carrier Head is "?" Sunday vs Los Angeles
04/05/18 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion is out indefinitely
03/02/18 D Luca Sbisa Hand is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
04/12/18 D Drew Doughty Suspension is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Vegas (1-game suspension)
04/07/18 D Derek Forbort Lower Body is out indefinitely
03/29/18 D Jake Muzzin Upper Body is out indefinitely
William Karlsson has scored 78 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 43 goals this season with 184 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 35 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Jon Marchessault averages 17.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 27 goals on 268 attempts. He has 48 assists, giving him a total of 75 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 29 wins and 13 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 1,376 shots against him and he's surrendered 100 goals. He's made 1,276 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Dustin Brown has 61 total points this season for the Kings. He has 28 goals this year with 222 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 33 assists on the year and averages 19.8 minutes played per contest. Anze Kopitar averages 22.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 35 goals on 200 attempts. He has 57 assists, giving him a total of 92 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 33 wins and 28 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,867 shots against him and he's given up 147 goals. He's made 1,720 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 109 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 272 goals while giving up 228 scores, which has them ranked 5th and 24th respectively. They have had 248 power play chances and scored 53 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 11th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 237 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 10th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.13% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 12th in the league with a total of 98 points this season. They have 49 power play goals on 240 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 17th in the NHL. They've given up 260 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking 1st overall. As a team, the Kings are 17th with a total of 239 goals scored while they've given up 203 goals this season, ranking 31st in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.39%. 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 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.6%, as they've attempted 4,991 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,690 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.5% as they have 3,733 attempts while they have given up 3,511 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 8th in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time, which is 10th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season. That is 28th overall in the NHL. They have 2,439 face-off wins compared to 2,548 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.9%. That ranks them 25th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,767 hits and they have blocked 1,179 shots from the opposition, putting them 21st overall.
The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the year. That ranks them 13th and 17th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,428 face-off wins as opposed to 2,455 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 2,115 hits and they've blocked 1,198 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 18th in blocked shots. Los Angeles is ranked 16th in Corsi percentage with 49.7% as they've tried 4,740 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,792 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 16th in the NHL at 49.7%, as they have 3,556 shots while they've given up 3,594 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Kings NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Vegas +112
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas +112
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