Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-188) Kings (+155)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (26-11-2) go to STAPLES Center on Monday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Kings (16-18-6). The odds on this matchup have the Golden Knights coming in at -188 and the Kings are at +155. The total is set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights had a good night with a 7-4 win over the Coyotes in their last outing. The Corsi for the Golden Knights came in at 47 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 54 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 46.5%. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 46.1% and their PDO rating was 102.5 for this matchup. Vegas tallied 4 mins in the box in this outing. The Golden Knights had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against was 36, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They accrued 26 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. In the outing, they scored on 7 out of the 37 shots they put on net.
Vegas Golden Knights opponents have 103 power play tries (30th in the league) and have a total of 16 goals in those chances. The Golden Knights have had 1,088 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .917. Vegas has tried 1,240 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights have given up 74 goals while scoring 106 themselves. Vegas steps onto the ice with 120 power play opportunities and they have notched 21 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 17.50%. For the season, they have 54 points and their points percentage comes in at .692. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have accumulated 127 goals (11th in hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 90.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Robin Lehner. Lehner has taken the ice for 312 games over the course of his NHL career. He has a record of 124-121-47 and he has gotten the start in 293 games. The opposition has scored 791 goals versus Lehner in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.70. Lehner has seen 9,635 shots taken against him and has accrued 8,844 total saves. His save percentage is .918 for his 17,549 mins guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Lehner has earned 166 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .567.
In their last contest, Los Angeles went up against the Sharks in a game where the Kings earned a victory by a score of 4-2. They had 5 power play chances in this contest and netted 1 out of those opportunities. The Kings recorded 4 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 112 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 51.7%. Los Angeles wound up with a 42.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Los Angeles played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 42.9% by notching a Fenwick of 24 and the Sharks having notched a 32 Fenwick at even strength.
Los Angeles has attempted 1,192 shots (20th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.14%, while allowing the opposition 1,243 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 84.87% on their oppositions 119 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.7%. They have earned 135 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 21.48%. The Kings have earned 80 goals at even strength and 29 goals (9th in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 116 goals to be scored by way of 98 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Los Angeles Kings are sitting with 109 goals, 38 points, and a points percentage of .475.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Calvin Petersen in net. Petersen has earned a career record of 17-17-5 and has been in net for 41 games. Petersen's quality start rate is 59.0% and he has 23 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has accrued 1,238 saves out of the 1,343 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .922. The opposition is averaging 2.63 goals per contest and he has given up 105 goals overall. He has made the start in 39 contests and has played 2,397 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-188)
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