Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 3/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-195) Kings (+175)
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (12-10-6) play the Vegas Golden Knights (20-6-1) at STAPLES Center on Friday. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -195 while the Kings are coming in at +175. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 victory over the Sharks in their last outing. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive performance in the win. In the game, they earned a goal on 5 of the 37 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 5 chances with the advantage and were able to score 2 goals. Vegas garnered 20 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 45 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 39 which means they had a Corsi rate of 53.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They tallied 23 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to take control of the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 68.0% and their PDO was 102.3 for this one.
In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights have racked up 90 goals (10th in pro hockey) so far this season and have allowed 60. For the season, they have scored 41 points and their points % is .759. Vegas has accounted for 85 power play chances and they have tallied 16 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 18.82%. At even strength, the Golden Knights have allowed the opponent to score 49 goals while getting 74 on offense. Vegas has tried 825 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.9%. The Golden Knights have had 748 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .920. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have totaled 72 power play tries (28th in the NHL) and have earned 11 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has played in 868 games throughout his NHL career. He has compiled a record of 482-271-82 and he started in 712 games. Opponents have racked up 2,137 goals versus Fleury in his career and his goals against rate is 2.55. Fleury has had 24,587 shots against him and he has 22,450 saves. His save percentage currently is at .913 for his 50,205 minutes in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Fleury has earned 392 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .551.
When they were on the ice last, Los Angeles faced off against the Blues in a game where the Kings ended up with the victory by a mark of 4-1. Los Angeles went home with a 45.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Los Angeles had and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 47.8% with a Fenwick of 33 and the Blues having earned a 36 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 110 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 40.0%. The Kings notched 4 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play chances in this contest and recorded 1 out of those attempts.
Los Angeles has taken 800 shots (26th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.25%, while allowing the other team 875 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.95% on the other teams 81 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.1%. They have earned 101 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 25.74%. The Kings have tallied 56 goals at even strength and 26 goals (6th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 78 goals to be scored by of a combination of 65 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Los Angeles Kings have earned a total of 82 goals, 30 points, in addition to a points percentage of .536.
Across the ice you will find Jonathan Quick defending the net. He is sitting with 16,105 saves out of 17,637 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .913. Quick has a career mark of 331-244-69 and has played in 656 games. He has been a starter 646 contests and his ice time sits at 38,301 minutes. Quick's rate of quality starts sits at 54.2% and he has 350 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.40 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,532 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-195)
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