Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/21/21

Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/21/21 Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (21-6-1) at Los Angeles Kings (12-11-6)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Kings +156 / Vegas Golden Knights -173 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings meet Sunday in NHL action at the Staples Center.

The Vegas Golden Knights look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 16 goals, Mark Stone has 25 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 78 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 84.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 17 goals on 161 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 39 goals on 580 shots.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 25.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 13 goals, Anze Kopitar has 27 assists and Jeff Carter has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 37 goals on 358 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 40 goals on 512 shots.

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The Golden Knights are 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 44-17 in their last 61 overall. The Kings are 2-7 in their last 9 games as an underdog and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Golden Knights last 6 overall. The under is 8-3 in Kings last 11 games as an underdog. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.

The Vegas Golden Knights are currently on one of those crazy stretches where they have everything working, and they're now the fourth most profitable team in the sport. The Los Angeles Kings cant get out of their own way during this losing stretch and they've provided little to no value in the underdog role. The Golden Knights have also won all three meetings this season against the Kings and none of those games were close. I have no choice but to side with the Golden Knights and take the PL for added betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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