Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 2/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+180) Golden Knights (-222)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (5-1-1) play the Los Angeles Kings (3-4-2) at T-Mobile Arena on Friday. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -222 while the Kings are priced at +180. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Kings will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-1 defeat against the Ducks in their previous outing. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 98.9 for this one. They had 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 18 and the Fenwick against was 55, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 24.7%. The Corsi for the Kings came in at 24 and the Corsi against was 66 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 26.7%. Los Angeles accounted for 7 minutes in the box for this contest. In addition, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to make the most of that try. The Kings didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For the outing, they converted 1 of the 21 shots they launched.
The Kings have had 286 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .899. While playing at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 25 goals while earning 18 when they are on offense. Los Angeles Kings opponents have amassed 33 power play opportunities (19th in pro hockey) and have racked up 4 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have 8 points and their points percentage is sitting at .444. Los Angeles has taken 254 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.2%. Regarding scoring goals, the Los Angeles Kings have racked up 26 goals (18th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 29. Los Angeles comes into the game with 37 power play opportunities and they have scored 8 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 21.62%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jonathan Quick. Quick has been in net for 649 contests during his NHL career. He has a win-loss record of 327-241-69 and he has gotten the start in 639 games. Opponents have notched 1,517 goals against Quick in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.40. Quick has had 17,468 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 15,951 saves. His save percentage currently is .913 in his 37,917 mins on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Quick has accumulated 347 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .543.
In their last contest, Vegas faced the Blues in a matchup where the Golden Knights ended up losing by a final score of 5-4. They had 6 power play attempts in this game and scored 1 out of those tries. The Golden Knights tallied 4 goals of the 46 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO of 94 and their percentage of oZS was 77.0%. Vegas earned a 61.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas had and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick percentage was 63.6% with a Fenwick of 49 and the Blues having accrued a 28 Fenwick.
Vegas has taken 223 shots (29th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.31%, while allowing the other team 166 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 84.00% on the other teams 25 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 10.3%. They have a total of 26 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 11.54%. The Golden Knights have earned 19 goals at even strength and 3 goals (29th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 16 goals to be scored by of a combination of 11 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 23 goals, 11 points, in addition to a points percentage of .786.
Across the ice you will find Robin Lehner in goal. Lehner has compiled a career mark of 118-121-46 and has played in 305 games. Lehner's quality start rate is 56.3% and he has qualified for 161 quality starts in his pro career. He has a tally of 8,665 stops out of the 9,442 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .918. His opponents are averaging 2.72 goals per game and he has conceded 777 goals overall. He was named a starter in 286 games and has accumulated 17,124 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas (-222) and under 6.5 goals
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