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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings - 12/23/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings (13-20-3) at Vegas Golden Knights (20-16-2)
Date & Time Sunday December 23, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Line
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -200 / Los Angeles Kings +165 --- Over/Under: 6.5
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The Los Angeles Kings visit the Vegas Golden Knights in Sunday NHL action.

The Los Angeles Kings have a third straight win within their grasp after a 3-2 OT victory at San Jose on Saturday. San Jose saw a 2-0 deficit cut in half on a third period goal from Lucas Radil with Joe Pavelski sending the game to OT with his marker with 31 seconds remaining. Erik Karlsson added two assists and Martin Jones gave up three goals on 31 shots for the Sharks.

Ilya Kovalchuk gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead on a first period power play with Alex Iafallo doubling the advantage at 5:15 of the third. Kovalchuk netted the winner in the extra session and Jonathan Bernier picked up the win for the Kings with a 29 save effort.

The Vegas Golden Knights look to get back in the win column after suffering a 4-3 OT loss to visiting Montreal on Saturday. Brandon Pirri topped the Golden Knights with a pair of goals with Jonathan Marchessault also lighting the lamp. Brayden McNabb and William Karlsson gave Vegas a pair of helpers each and Marc-Andre Fleury gave up four goals on 47 shots.

The Canadiens received a hat trick off the stick of Phillip Danault with Paul Byron potting the winner less then two minutes in to the extra session. Max Doni, Tomas Tater and Brendan Gallagher each had two assists for Montreal who saw Carey Price stop 23 shots.

Kings are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games and Kings are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. Over is 6-0 in Golden Knights last 6 vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and over is 3-0-2 in Golden Knights last 5 home games and Golden Knights are 17-2 in their last 19 Sunday games. Under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in Vegas and under is 6-1-2 in the last 9 meetings and Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. 

There is too much chalk on Vegas in a series that has been decided by a single goal 4-5 times these teams have played…

Pick:
under 6.5 // will update

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