Los Angeles Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 1 Betting Preview, Odds, Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2018 hockey betting NHL playoffs officially commence this Wednesday. One of the most intriguing series of Round 1 of this year’s postseason has to be the Los Angeles Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights pairings. The Golden Knights, notwithstanding the fact that they’re the youngest team in the league, are coming off a highly successful season. Moreover, it’ll be extremely interesting to see what they can do in this year’s postseason. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout the parlay payout odds are predicting for Game 1 of this series.
Los Angeles Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Game 1
When: 10:00 pm ET || Wednesday, April 11th
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
Hockey Betting NHL Odds:
Los Angeles Kings
The Los Angeles Kings turned in a 45-29-8 record to finish 4th in the Pacific Division. Despite failing to crack the top-3, the Kings managed to seize a Wild Card berth by the skin of their neck. In the end, the Kings’ 98-point season tally gave them a 3-point lead over their nearest competitor in the conference and paired them against the Knights. Naturally, the Los Angeles Kings will open as the hockey betting NHL underdog in this series. Since they’re going up against the conference’s top dog, most bettors are expecting them to falls short. The real question is how many games will it take Vegas to eliminate Los Angeles. Considering that these two faced each other 4 times during the regular season, culminating in a 2-2 series, it wouldn’t be that surprising to see this one go to 5 or more games.
Players to Watch: Anze Kopitar (35 G, 57 A, 92 PTS), Dustin Brown (28 G, 33 A, 61 PTS), and Drew Doughty (10 G, 50 A, 60 PTS).
Vegas Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights shocked the nation this season by delivering a jaw-dropping 51-24-7 regular season performance. This yielded the club 109-points on the year, placing them 2nd in the West behind the Nashville Predators. Undoubtedly, the Golden Knights are favored to win this series. However, depending on how Game 1 turns out, the odds might start tilting towards Los Angeles’ favor. The biggest obstacle the Knights have to get past is the Kings’’ defense, which finished the regular season as the best in the NHL. But considering Vegas was 5th in scoring, there’s no question they have the weapons to get the job done.
Players to Watch: William Karlsson (43 G, 35 A, 78 PTS), Jonathan Marchessault (27 G, 48 A, 75 PTS), and David Perron (16 G, 50 A, 66 PTS).
Los Angeles Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions
Los Angeles Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights Picks
So which team should sportsbook betting players favor in Game 1 of the Los Angeles Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights series? Despite the fact that these two went 2-2 on the year, it’s looking like Vegas is the better betting option in Game 1. The Golden Knights might be outgunned defensively, but their offense is vastly superior to the Kings’. On top of that, they’ll be the ones enjoying home field advantage through the first two of the series. Sign up now to make this NHL postseason prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-2 Vegas. The Golden Knights get off to a hot start in this postseason series.