The Los Angeles Kings and the Vegas Golden Knights take the ice at T-Mobile Arena in a Pacific Division matchup. Its the first time these two clubs have ever met head-to-head. This one gets going at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 19 and it is being televised live on Fox Sports West.
Los Angeles Kings at Vegas Golden Knights Odds
Los Angeles is 12-8 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.7 units for moneyline bettors this season. Nine of its games have gone over the total, while another nine have gone under and just one has pushed. This 2017-18 Kings team is 6-2 SU on the road.
Los Angeles has converted on 18.8 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure thats right around league average. On the other hand, it has the best penalty kill in the league, and its successfully killed off a whopping 90.0 percent of its penalties.
For the team as a whole, the Kings have been sent to the penalty box 4.3 times per game overall in the 2017-18 season, and 3.6 per game over its last five road outings. The team has had to defend opponent power plays 10.4 minutes per game over their last five road outings.
Averaging 30.9 saves per game with a .930 save percentage, Jonathan Quick (9-7-1) has been the best option in goal for Los Angeles this year. If Los Angeles chooses to rest him, however, the team may turn to Darcy Kuemper (3-2-1 record, .928 save percentage, 1.92 goals against average).
Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown will both spearhead the attack for the visiting Kings. Kopitar (23 points) is up to nine goals and 14 assists, and has recorded two or more points six times. Brown has eight goals and 11 assists to his name, and has logged a point in 11 games.
On the other side of the ice, Vegas is 11-7 straight up (SU) and has netted 7.5 units for moneyline bettors this season. 12 of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under and none have pushed. This season, the team is 7-1 SU at home.
The Golden Knights have converted on just 20.6 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark thats right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 25th overall, and its successfully killed off 78.0 percent of all penalties.
Vegas skaters have been penalized only 3.7 times per game in total this season, and 4.8 per game over their last five at home. The team has had to kill penalties just 7.7 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Maxime Lagace has stopped 22.7 shots per game as the primary option in goal for the Golden Knights. Lagace has three wins, six losses, and one OT loss and has maintained a poor .864 save percentage and 3.87 goals against average this year.
David Perron (six goals, 11 assists) will pace the offensive counter for the Knights.
Los Angeles Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over
- The Kings are 5-3 SU in games where they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Golden Knights are 3-2 SU when they serve more minutes than the opposition.
- Vegas could hold the upper hand if its a close one late. The teams 5-3 in games decided by one goal, while Los Angeles is 4-6 in such games.
- Vegas is ranked 23rd this season with 10.8 giveaways per game. That figure has trended higher lately, as its averaged 12.1 giveaways over its last 10 games and 12.2 giveaways over its last five.
- Los Angeles is ranked 25th this season with 11.6 giveaways per game. That figures trended higher lately, as the teams averaged 12.6 giveaways over its last 10 games and 14.8 giveaways over its last five.
- Los Angeles skaters have accounted for the leagues fourth-most hits per game (24.8).