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Los Angeles Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 4/6/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings
Date & Time Saturday April 6, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -132 / Los Angeles Kings +108 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSW, ATRM
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The Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings meet Saturday in NHL action at the Staples Center.

The Vegas Golden Knights could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with 25 goals, Reilly Smith has 34 assists and Shea Theodore has 202 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 148 goals on 1,1714 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 60 goals on 612 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Los Angeles Kings look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 22 goals, Anze Kopitar has 37 assists and Drew Doughty has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 147 goals on 1,298 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 57 goals on 813 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.

The Golden Knights are 9-3 in their last 12 games as a road favorite, 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Kings are 6-18 in their last 24 games as an underdog, 3-9 in their last 12 games as a home underdog and 4-10 in their last 14 home games. The Golden Knights are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 8-2-2 in the last 12 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Golden Knights last 8 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Kings last 8 games as an underdog.

The Vegas Golden Knights have won six of the last eight meetings against the Los Angeles Kings and can't afford to head into the playoffs on this nasty losing streak. It's in Vegas' best interest to get at least one win and build some positive vibes heading into the postseason. The Los Angeles Kings are on the end of a back to back and those are some of the worst scheduling spots when there's nothing to play for. The Kings just want the season to end already, not have to play another meaningless game on no rest. I'll take the reasonable price and the Vegas Golden Knights on the road.

Pick:
Vegas Golden Knights -132

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