Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-185) Kings (+160)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (28-11-2) go to STAPLES Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Kings (16-19-6). The line on this contest has the Golden Knights coming in at -185 and the Kings are at +160. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win over the Kings in their last outing. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. In the matchup, they scored on 4 out of the 41 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with the advantage and were able to net 1 goal. Vegas accumulated 4 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was sitting at 50 and the Corsi against was 43 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 53.8%. Their Fenwick was 39 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.9%. They garnered 21 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 60.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.1 for this one.
The Golden Knights have had 1,130 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .919. When at even strength, the Golden Knights have allowed the opponent to score 76 goals while notching 110 on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have tallied 108 power play tries (27th in pro hockey) and have tallied 16 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have recorded 58 points and their points % is .707. Vegas has tried 1,310 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.1%. When talking about their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have tallied 132 goals (8th in the league) for the year and have conceded 92. Vegas comes into the game with 124 power play chances and they have scored 22 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 17.74%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has been involved in 875 matchups during his hockey career. He has earned a record of 484-276-82 and got the start in 719 games. Opponents have tallied 2,156 goals against Fleury in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.56. Fleury has had 24,780 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 22,624 total saves. His save percentage is at .913 for his 50,619 mins on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Fleury has accumulated 396 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .551.
In their loss to Vegas, L.A. had 4 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Kings notched 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 102 and their percentage of oZS was 40.0%. Los Angeles went home with a 46.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Los Angeles had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their Fenwick rate was 45.1% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Golden Knights earning a 39 Fenwick at even strength.
The Kings have 82 goals at even strength and 29 goals (9th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Los Angeles has put up 1,220 shots (21st in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.10%, while allowing the other team 1,284 shots. On the season, the Los Angeles Kings have tallied 111 goals, 38 points, in addition to a points percentage of .463. They have a total of 139 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.86%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 84.30% on their opponents 121 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.7%. They have granted a total of 120 goals to be scored by of a combination of 101 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are going to see Calvin Petersen defending the goal. He has tallied 1,275 saves out of the 1,384 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .921. Petersen is the owner of a career record of 17-18-5 and has been in net for 42 games. He got the starting nod in 40 games and has played 2,456 minutes. Petersen's quality start rate is 57.5% and he has 23 quality starting assignments in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.66 goals per contest and he has allowed 109 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-185)
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