Vegas Golden Knights (20-6-1) at Los Angeles Kings (12-10-6)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +145 / Vegas Golden Knights -165 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights and the Los Angeles Kings meet in NHL action from the Staples Center on Friday night.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look to build on their four-game winning streak after a 5-4 win over San Jose last time out. Mark Stone leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 34 points including a team-high 24 assists while Max Pacioretty has 28 points with a team-high 14 goals, 14 assists and a team-high 115 shots on goal this season. Shea Theodore has 22 points with 17 assists this season. As a team, Vegas is averaging 3.3 goals per game on 30.6 shots per game with an 18.8% success rate on the PP while giving up 2.2 goals per game on 27.7 shots per game with an 84.7% success rate on the PK this season.
The Los Angeles Kings will try to build on a 4-1 win over the Blues last time out. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 34 points including a team-high 26 assists while Drew Doughty has 24 points with 17 assists. Adrian Kempe and Dustin Brown each have 19 points with Brown logging a team-high 13 goals while Kempe has 11 goals. As a team, Los Angeles is averaging 2.9 goals per game on 28.6 shots per game with a 25.7% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.8 goals per game on 31.3 shots against per game with an 84% success rate on the PK.
Vegas is 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 43-17 in their last 60 games overall while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games following a win. Los Angeles is 3-7 in their last 10 games overall and 12-5 in their last 17 games following a win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I think you could make a case for either side here as Vegas is the better team, but the Golden Knights also do their best work at home and this line’s dropped in a big way already. Instead, I’m going to side with the over. Each of the first two meetings have seen seven goals each this season and I think this game ends up being no different. Give me the over here.