Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Game Picks 11/16/2019
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-110) Kings (-115)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (9-8-3, 5th in the Pacific Division) are headed to Staples Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Kings (7-11-1, 8th in the Pacific Division). The odds on this contest have the Golden Knights coming in at -110 and the Kings are at -115. The total has been set at 6.5. The Golden Knights are covering 38.9% of the time, having gone 7-11 SU. The Kings are covering 36.8% of the time, going 7-12 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this game holding a record of 9 wins and 8 losses, which is good for 5th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 57 goals which is good for 8th in the West and 17th in the league. Their goal differential is -4, which is good for 22nd in the league. The Golden Knights have earned a total of 21 pts, which is good for 20th in the league and 10th in the conference. In discussing shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 676 which is good for 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the league. As a unit, Vegas has collected a total of 414 hits which means they have an average of 20.7 per contest. They have earned a total of 172 blocks for this season. Protecting the net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has played a total of 918 mins defending the goal this season. Fleury is conceding 2.68 goals against average which places him at 11th in the Western Conference and 20th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he has given up 41 goals. He has a save % of .914 which places him at 11th in the Western Conference.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5 - 3 defeat against the Chicago Blackhawks in their last contest. The Golden Knights played like an average offensive team in the loss. In this game, they scored on 3 of the 42 shots they tried. They also had 2 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal out of those tries. Vegas had a total of 4 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 55 and the Corsi against was 36 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 60.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 45 while the Fenwick against was 30, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 60.0%. They took 25 face-off wins and lost 23 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 72.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 83.7 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Chicago Blackhawks earned 26 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty minutes and they had 1 power play opportunity.
The Kings will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 7 victories and 11 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 15th in the Western Conference and 30th in the NHL with -20. They have earned a total of 49 goals for the year which has them ranked at 15th in the West. Los Angeles has a save percentage as a team of .876 which currently has them ranked 31st in the NHL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 7.3% ranking them 15th in the conference. In goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a bad season by allowing 3.80 goals per contest and that ranks him 23rd in the West and 46th among goalies in the NHL. In the 710 minutes he's played, he has allowed 45 goals. He has a save percentage of .876, which has him ranked 24th in the West and 50th among goalies in the NHL.
The Los Angeles Kings faced off against the Detroit Red Wings in an outing where the Kings ended up with the win by a final of 3 - 2. For this game, Los Angeles earned a 62.9% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 56 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 33. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 60.6% by notching a Fenwick of 40 and the Red Wings ending the game with a 26 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Los Angeles played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their PDO was 100.0 and they earned an oZS percentage of 47.5%. The Kings notched 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing their opponent, the Red Wings had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to take advantage of it. Los Angeles gave way to 21 shots on goal and the Red Wings racked up 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-115)
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