Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 4/17/2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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The Vegas Golden Knights travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Game 4 of their 1st round series. Vegas leads the series 3-0. The opening line for this game has the Golden Knights at +112 and the Kings at -148.
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Vegas had a record of 51-24-7 this season and on the road they had a mark of 22-14-5-2. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They scored 272 goals and gave up 228 goals for a point differential of +44. For the season they have an ATS record of 54-31-0 and an over/under record of 42-40-0. Los Angeles had a record of 45-29-8 including 23-15-3-0 at home this season. They were 4th in the Pacific Division. They scored 239 goals and surrendered 203 for a goal differential of +36. Their record against the spread is 45-40-0 while their over/under record is 37-44-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 54-31-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 42-40-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 45-40-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 37-44-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
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
04/07/18 D Derek Forbort Lower Body is out indefinitely
Marc-Andre Fleury has 29 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 1,376 shots against him and he's given up 100 goals. He's made 1,276 saves for a save percentage of 93%. William Karlsson has accumulated 78 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 43 goals this year with 184 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 18.7 minutes played per game. Jon Marchessault averages 17.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 27 goals on 268 shots. He has 48 assists, giving him a total of 75 points on the season.
Dustin Brown has scored 61 total points this year for the Kings. He has 28 goals this season with 222 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 19.8 minutes played per game. Jonathan Quick has 33 wins and 28 losses this year in goal for the Kings. He has 1,867 shots against him and he's surrendered 147 goals. He's made 1,720 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Anze Kopitar averages 22.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 35 goals on 200 shots. He has 57 assists, giving him a total of 92 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have allowed 237 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this year. That is 10th in the NHL. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.13% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 12th in the league. The Golden Knights has 109 total points this season, ranking 5th in the NHL in offense. They are 5th in the league with 272 goals while they've given up 228 goals, which is 24th overall. They have had 248 power play opportunities and scored 53 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 11th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Kings are 17th with 239 goals scored while they are 31st in the NHL with 203 goals allowed this year. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.39%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 3rd place in the league. The Kings have a total of 98 points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 49 power play goals on 240 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks their power play unit 17th. They've allowed 260 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, which is 1st overall.
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 Los Angeles -148
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -148
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