Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 10/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-150) Kings (+136)
Cal Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (21-28-7) host the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) at Staples Center on Thursday. The Golden Knights open this contest at -150 while the Kings are priced at +136. The total has been set at 5½.
The Golden Knights will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 loss to the Canadiens in the last game they played. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 60.5% and their PDO rating was 97.9 in this game. They accounted for 32 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 28 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 47 and the Fenwick Against sat at 29, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 61.8%. The Corsi for the Golden Knights came in at 59 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 41 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 59.0%. Vegas had 4 mins in the box for this contest. They also had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to net one. The Golden Knights didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In the matchup, they converted 2 out of the 39 shots they tried.
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Vegas Golden Knights opponents had 144 power play opportunities (27th in hockey) and scored 19 goals in those chances. The Golden Knights had 1,527 shots taken against them and held a save percentage of .920. Vegas attempted 1,829 shots and had a shot percentage of 10.4%. When at even strength, the Golden Knights conceded 103 goals while scoring 159. Vegas finished with 174 power play opportunities and tallied 31 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 17.82%. For the previous campaign, they recorded 82 points and their points percentage was .732. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights tallied 190 goals (3rd in the league) for the prior year and given up 122.
The man protecting the net in this game is Robin Lehner. Lehner has taken the ice for 321 games during his pro hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 130-124-47 and was named the starter in 302 games. The opposition has been able to score 812 goals versus Lehner in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.69. Lehner has seen 9,874 shots against him and has accrued 9,062 total saves. His save percentage is at .918 during his 18,095 mins on the ice. For his career, Lehner has recorded 171 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .566.
Their last time out, Los Angeles went up against the Avalanche in a game where the Kings took a loss by a mark of 5-1. Los Angeles had a 31.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 30.0% by notching a Fenwick of 24 and the Avalanche earning a 56 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO at even strength of 93 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 27.4%. The Kings scored 1 goal out of the 22 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net.
The Kings finished with 110 goals at even strength and 32 goals (17th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Los Angeles attempted 1,587 shots (27th in professional hockey) and earned a shot percentage of 8.95%, while allowing the other team 1,746 shots. So far this year, the Los Angeles Kings earned 142 goals, 49 points, as well as a points percentage of .438. They earned 169 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.93%. They accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.65% on their opponent's 159 power play chances, and their save percentage was 90.3%. They permitted 169 goals to be scored by of a combination of 143 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Calvin Petersen in net. Petersen has earned a lifetime record of 19-25-6 and has been in net for 54 games. Petersen's quality start rate sits at 54.0% and he has 27 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has recorded 1,574 saves out of 1,719 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .916. His opposition is averaging 2.79 goals per game and he has yielded 145 goals altogether. He has made the start in 50 games and has played 3,115 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+136)
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