Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 10/11/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+100) Kings (-120)
The Vegas Golden Knights are hitting the road to Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday where they will meet the Los Angeles Kings. The odds on this game have the Golden Knights at +100 and the Kings are opening at -120. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 7-4 victory against the Blues their last time out. Vegas tallied 6 penalty mins in this outing. They also had 2 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. The Golden Knights had a good offensive outing in this victory. In the matchup, they converted 7 out of the 45 shots they attempted.
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In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights racked up 262 goals (13th in the league) over the course of last season and conceded 244. For the year, they accumulated 94 points and their points percentage finished at .573. Vegas wrapped up the season with 212 power play chances and notched 39 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 18.40%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 197 goals while scoring 223. Vegas took 2,830 shots and were the owners of a shot percentage of 9.3%. The Golden Knights had 2,458 shots taken against them and held a save percentage of .901. Vegas Golden Knights opponents had 208 power play tries (32nd in the league) and had a total of 47 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Logan Thompson. During his career on the ice, Thompson has accounted for 10 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .588. He has a save percentage of .914 in his 1,106 mins in the crease. Thompson has had 571 shots taken against him and has recorded 522 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 49 goals versus Thompson in his professional career and his goals against rate is 2.66. He has amassed a win-loss record of 10-5-3 and he has gotten the start in 17 games. Thompson has been in goal for 20 matchups throughout his pro hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Los Angeles faced the Oilers in a game where the Kings ended up taking the loss by a mark of 2-0. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this one but didn't score a goal. The Kings recorded 0 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued.
Last season, the Los Angeles Kings earned 235 goals, 99 points, and a points percentage of .604. They permitted 232 goals to be scored by way of 179 goals at even strength and 53 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Kings tallied 195 goals at even strength and 40 goals (25th in hockey) while on the power play. They had a total of 248 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.13%. Los Angeles has tried 2,865 shots (5th in the NHL) and had a shot percentage of 8.20%, while allowing the other team 2,341 shots. They had a penalty kill rate of 76.65% on their opposition's 227 chances on the power play, and their save percentage came in at 90.1%.
For the opposition you will find Jonathan Quick in net. Quick has accrued a lifetime record of 359-262-78 and has played in 712 games. Quick's quality start rate is 54.0% and he has 379 quality starts in his pro career. He has accrued 17,489 stops out of the 19,162 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .913. Teams are averaging 2.42 goals per game and he has allowed 1,673 goals altogether. He has made the start in 702 games and has accumulated 41,517 minutes.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-120) and under 6 goals
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