Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/31/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+180) Golden Knights (-220)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (24-8-1) will take on the Los Angeles Kings (13-14-6) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Kings coming in at +180 and the Golden Knights are at -220. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Kings were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights in their last outing. The Kings offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. In the matchup, they converted 1 of the 25 shots they put on net. They also had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. Los Angeles accounted for 6 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Kings was sitting at 45 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 42 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 51.7%. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 28, giving them a Fenwick rate of 53.3%. They garnered 20 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 12 opportunities to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 66.7% and they had a PDO of 87.9 for this one.
Los Angeles Kings opponents have totaled 95 power play opportunities (26th in the NHL) and have notched 14 goals in those chances. The Kings have had 1,025 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .909. Los Angeles has taken 967 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. While playing at even strength, the Kings have conceded 79 goals while having 64 themselves. Los Angeles comes into the game with 114 power play chances and they have added 27 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 23.68%. For the current season, they have racked up 32 points and their points percentage is sitting at .485. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have racked up 91 goals (21st in pro hockey) on the year and have given up 93.
The man in goal for this game is Calvin Petersen. Petersen has been involved in 37 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has a mark of 16-14-5 and he was named the starter in 35 games. Opponents have racked up 93 goals versus Petersen in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.58. Petersen has had 1,206 shots against him and has accrued 1,113 total saves. His save percentage is at .923 during his 2,163 mins between the pipes. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Petersen has 21 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .600.
In their win over L.A., Vegas went home with a 48.3% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vegas played and they showed out in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.7% by compiling a Fenwick of 28 and the Kings ending the game with a 32 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 112 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 33.3%. The Golden Knights recorded 4 goals of the 24 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and earned 1 out of those attempts.
Vegas has attempted 1,012 shots (19th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.67%, while allowing their opponents 901 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.88% on their opponents 86 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.8%. They have a tally of 102 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.61%. The Golden Knights have tallied 88 goals at even strength and 20 goals (20th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 74 goals to be scored by of a combination of 61 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned a total of 108 goals, 49 points, as well as a points percentage of .742.
Across the ice you are expected to see Robin Lehner in net. He has tallied 8,756 stops out of 9,540 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .918. Lehner has amassed a lifetime record of 122-121-46 and has been in net for 309 contests. He has started in 290 contests and has played for a total of 17,364 minutes. Lehner's quality start percentage is 56.6% and he has 164 quality starts in his pro hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.71 goals/game and he has yielded 784 goals overall.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas (-220) and under 5.5 goals
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