Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/14/21

Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/14/21 Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (28-11-2) at Los Angeles Kings (16-19-6)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Kings +160 / Vegas Golden Knights -178 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 20 goals, Mark Stone has 31 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 28 goals on 325 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 58 goals on 773 shots.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 16 goals, Anze Kopitar has 34 assists and Jeff Carter has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 84.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 51 goals on 483 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 61 goals on 760 shots.

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The Golden Knights are 9-4 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 51-23 in their last 74 overall. The Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The over is 4-0-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The Golden Knights are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Vegas Golden Knights have done a good job of stringing together wins this season and they've been solid in the favorite role dating back to last season. The Los Angeles Kings have cashed underdog tickets here and there, but the bottom line is they don't do it enough to be trusted in these sort of spots and they've lost five of the seven meetings this season against the Golden Knights. In fact, the Golden Knights just beat the Kings on Monday, 4-2. Give me Vegas and the PL to shave down the expensive ML price.

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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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