Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings Free Pick


Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson, and the Vegas Golden Knights are set to do battle against Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, and the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center for a divisional showdown. AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain will showcase the game, and the action gets going at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings Odds

The Golden Knights (-140) are the favorite over the Kings (+120) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).

Vegas is 16-14 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. 16 of its outings have gone under the total, while 14 have gone over and none have pushed. The Knights are 7-10 SU as the away team in 2018-19.

Vegas has converted on 20.0 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. Additionally, it has the second-strongest penalty kill in the league, and it’s successfully killed off a whopping 85.6 percent of all penalties..

Averaging 24.7 saves per game with a .912 save percentage, Marc-Andre Fleury (16-10-1) has been the top option in goal for Vegas this year. If Vegas decides to rest him, however, the team might turn to Malcolm Subban (0-5 record, .859 save percentage, 4.02 goals against average).

Los Angeles is 10-19 straight up (SU) and has lost 11.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 29 regular season outings, 16 of its games have gone under the total, while 12 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 6-11 SU at home this year.

The Kings have converted on just 14.0 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s ranked 31st in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 30th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 73.3 percent of all opponent power plays.

Jack Campbell (25.0 saves per game) has been the primary selection in the crease for the Kings. Campbell has five wins and eight losses to his credit and has registered a 2.33 goals against average and a .923 save percentage this season.

Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings Betting Predictions

NHL Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Kings, O/U \u2013 Over

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in four of Los Angeles’ last five outings.
  • Over Vegas’ last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-1 in those games).
  • This game features two of the more aggressive teams in the league. Vegas skaters have given out the third-most hits in the league (27.9 per game) and the Kings have handed the 11th-most (22.4).