Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 2/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+175) Golden Knights (-208)
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (3-5-2) go to T-Mobile Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Vegas Golden Knights (6-1-1). The moneyline on this contest has the Kings priced at +175 and the Golden Knights are at -208. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Kings will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-2 defeat against the Golden Knights the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Kings was sitting at 45 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 46 which means they had a Corsi rate of 49.5%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 77.3% and their PDO was 88.5 for this game. Los Angeles garnered 4 penalty mins for this game. The Kings left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against was 32, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.5%. They tallied 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice and scored 1 goal. In the outing, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 29 shots they put on net.
Los Angeles Kings opponents have recorded 37 power play opportunities (17th in the NHL) and have racked up 5 goals in those chances. The Kings have had 322 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .894. Los Angeles has tried 283 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.9%. While at even strength, the Kings have allowed the opponent to score 29 goals while having 19 on the offensive side of the ice. Los Angeles comes into tonight with 39 power play opportunities and they have tallied 9 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 23.08%. For the current season, they have 8 points and their points percentage sits at .400. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have racked up 28 goals (22nd in the league) on the season and have given up 34.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jonathan Quick. For his professional hockey career, Quick has 348 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .544. His save percentage is .913 in his 37,938 minutes played. Quick has seen 17,478 shots against him and has gathered 15,957 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 1,521 goals against Quick in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.41. He has a win-loss record of 327-242-69 and he was named the starter in 640 games. Quick has been involved in 650 games throughout his professional hockey career.
In their win over L.A., Vegas had 4 power play chances in this outing and scored on 1 out of those tries. The Golden Knights tallied 5 goals of the 36 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 112 and their oZS percentage was 22.7%. Vegas wound up with a 50.5% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Vegas played and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 52.5% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Kings finishing with a 29 Fenwick at even strength.
Vegas has tried 259 shots (30th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.81%, while allowing their opponents 195 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 81.48% on their opponents 27 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 10.8%. They have a tally of 30 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 13.33%. The Golden Knights are sitting with 23 goals at even strength and 4 goals (27th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 18 goals to be scored by of a combination of 12 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have accumulated 28 goals, 13 points, in addition to a points percentage of .813.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Robin Lehner patrolling the crease. Teams are averaging 2.72 goals/game and he has allowed 777 goals in total. Lehner's rate of quality starts is 56.3% and he has earned 161 quality starts in his career. He has made the start in 286 games and has been on the ice for 17,124 minutes. Lehner is sitting with a career record of 118-121-46 and has participated in 305 games. He has racked up 8,665 stops out of 9,442 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+175)
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