Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 3/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-175) Kings (+160)
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (12-11-6) play the Vegas Golden Knights (21-6-1) at STAPLES Center on Sunday. The Kings open this game at +160 while the Golden Knights are priced at -175. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win against the Kings their last time out. The Corsi for the Golden Knights came in at 53 and the Corsi against was 46 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 53.5%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 56.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 104.2 for this matchup. Vegas recorded 4 minutes in the box in this outing. The Golden Knights played really well in the victory. Their Fenwick was 43 and the Fenwick against finished at 34, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 55.8%. They recorded 23 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to control the puck. In addition, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. For the outing, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 33 shots they attempted.
The Golden Knights have had 773 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .920. When at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 51 goals while earning 78 on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have amassed 73 power play opportunities (28th in the NHL) and have a total of 11 goals in those chances. For the season, the have a total of 43 points and their points percentage comes in at .768. Vegas has tried 858 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.0%. Concerning their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 94 goals (9th in pro hockey) for the season and have surrendered 62. Vegas has accounted for 87 power play chances and they have notched 16 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 18.39%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has been involved in 868 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has amassed a mark of 482-271-82 and he has started in 712 games. Opponents have racked up 2,137 goals against Fleury in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. Fleury has had 24,587 shot attempts against him and he has 22,450 total saves. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 50,205 mins on the ice. Over the course of his time in hockey, Fleury has 392 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .551.
In their loss to Vegas, the Kings PDO was 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 44.0%. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 44.2% by tallying a Fenwick of 34 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 43 Fenwick at even strength. The Kings earned 2 goals of the 25 shots on goal they tried. Los Angeles went home with a 46.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Los Angeles played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
The Kings have racked up 58 goals at even strength and 26 goals (6th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Los Angeles has attempted 825 shots (26th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.18%, while allowing the opposition 908 shots. For the season, the Los Angeles Kings have 84 goals, 30 points, and a points percentage of .517. They have a total of 102 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 25.49%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 84.34% on their opponents 83 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.0%. They have permitted 82 goals to be scored by way of 69 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jonathan Quick between the pipes. Teams are averaging 2.40 goals per game and he has allowed 1,536 goals altogether. Quick's quality start rate sits at 54.1% and he has accumulated 350 quality starts in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 647 games and his ice time sits at 38,359 minutes. Quick has amassed a career mark of 331-245-69 and has played in 657 contests. He is sitting with 16,134 saves out of the 17,670 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .913.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-175)
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