Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+182) Golden Knights (-203)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (23-8-1) host the Los Angeles Kings (13-13-6) at T-Mobile Arena on Monday. The Kings open this contest at +182 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -203. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Kings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-2 loss to the Sharks their last time out. The offensive zone starts for them were at 37.8% and they had a PDO of 86.2 for this matchup. They accounted for 26 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 49 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick rate of 59.8%. The Corsi for the Kings was 63 and the Corsi against was at 43 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 59.4%. Los Angeles accounted for 4 minutes in the box in this contest. In addition, they had 2 attempts on the power play but didn't get a goal. The Kings offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 2 of the 44 shots they attempted.
When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 90 goals (21st in the National Hockey League) for the season and have surrendered 89. For the current season, they have recorded 32 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. Los Angeles is sitting with 111 power play chances and they have tallied 27 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 24.32%. When at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 76 goals while notching 63 on offense. Los Angeles has attempted 942 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.6%. The Kings have had 1,001 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .911. Los Angeles Kings opponents have 92 power play opportunities (26th in pro hockey) and have come away with 13 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Jonathan Quick. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Quick is sitting with 351 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .542. His save percentage sits at .913 during his 38,417 minutes in the crease. Quick has had 17,693 shot attempts against him and he has 16,155 total saves. Opponents have tallied 1,538 goals against Quick in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.40. He has amassed a record of 331-246-69 and he was named the starter in 648 games. Quick has played in 658 matchups during his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Vegas went up against the Avalanche in a game where the Golden Knights earned a win by a mark of 3-2. Vegas wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas had and it shows us they played like an average team. Their Fenwick percentage was 57.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Avalanche having a 22 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 97 and their oZS percentage was 56.2%. The Golden Knights notched 3 goals of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this contest and scored 1 out of those opportunities.
The Golden Knights have earned 85 goals at even strength and 19 goals (22nd in hockey) while having more men on the ice. Vegas has taken 988 shots (18th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.53%, while allowing the other team 876 shots. So far this year, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 104 goals, 47 points, in addition to a points percentage of .734. They have a total of 99 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 19.19%. They have a penalty kill rate of 84.34% on their opponents 83 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.7%. They have permitted 73 goals to be scored by way of 60 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury in net. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has allowed 2,147 goals altogether. Fleury's quality start rate is 55.0% and he has earned 393 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 715 games and has played 50,385 mins. Fleury has a career mark of 483-273-82 and has played in 871 games. He has compiled 22,527 saves out of the 24,674 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-203)
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