Los Angeles Kings vs Golden Knights Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 18 (2/18): NHL

Los Angeles Kings vs Golden Knights Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 18 (2/18): NHL

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Odds
Time 10:05 p.m. EST
Kings money line +145
Kings spread +1.5 (-165)
Golden Knights money line -165
Golden Knights spread -1.5 (+140)
Over / under 5.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Los Angeles Kings Las Vegas Golden Knights
Record 24-17-7 28-18-3
Road / home record 11-6-5 14-11-2
Streak L1 L2
Goals per game 2.79 2.71
Goals allowed per game 3.22 2.94
Shots per game 35.60 33.50
Shots allowed per game 28.80 29.90
PP % 15.79% 19.20%
PK % 25.95% 20.74%
Over / under record 19-28-1 27-19-3

 

Preview

The Los Angeles Kings travel to Vegas to face the Golden Knights for the third time this season. Last two head to head were played in LA and they have split wins. Both games went over the total. 

LOS ANGELES KINGS

The Kings are 4-5-1 in division games. Los Angeles is 10th in the Western Conference averaging 2.8 goals per game. Kempe leads the Kings with 19 goals and has 28 points. Viktor Arvidsson has 8 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles. 

Los Angeles are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and are averaging 2.9 goals, four assists, 3.4 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with an .874 save percentage.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS

Las Vegas have lost 2 games in a row and gone scoreless in both games. They are 8-5-0 in division games and rank sixth in the Western Conference averaging 5.5 assists per game. Marchessault leads the Golden Knights with 20 goals and has 33 points. Shea Theodore has six assists over the last 10 games.

Laurent Brossit will make the start in goal for Vegas. Brossit is 9-4-2 on the season with one shutout. Brossit has allowed 39 goals and carries a 2.62 goals against average. 

The Golden Knights are 5-3-2 in their last 10 and are averaging 2.6 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Los Angeles are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games on the road.

O/U is 7-14-1 on the road for the Kings.

Vegas are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas' last 6 games.

Prediction

The Golden Knights have struggled to score in their last 2 games and the under has cashed in 4 of their last 6 games. The under is cashing the 63% of the time in Los Angeles road games. Last 2 games between these teams went over but I'm expecting a close and a low scoring game this time. Take the Under.

PICK: Under 5.5 (+105)

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