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Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings 03/21/2021 Hockey Previews, Spread and Game Analysis

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings 03-21-2021 Hockey Previews Spread and Game Analysis

Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings 03/21/2021 – The streaking Vegas Golden Knights will gun for their sixth win in a row when they play their second straight game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles against the Kings. The Golden Knights prevailed in the first meeting last Friday, 4-2, as they remain as a top 5 NHL team in the overall standings. The loss for the Kings, meanwhile, was the team’s third in the last four games as it fell to sixth place in the West. According to the latest NHL Betting Lines, it could be the Golden Knights winning again as the visiting squad is offered at -173 to win while the hosts are pegged at +156. The puck drops at 06:00 Eastern Time to be shown live on NBCSN and NHL.TV.  

Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings 03/21/2021

When: Sunday, March 21, 6:00 PM ET

Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

TV: NBCSN

Stream: NHL.TV

Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings 03/21/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (+150) 5.5 o (-115) -173
Los Angeles Kings +1.5 (-170) 5.5 u (+104) +156
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Vegas Golden Knights

Along with the Colorado Avalanche, the Vegas Golden Knights have been reigning supreme over the NHL as two top teams in the West record the longest streaks so far in the league. The Golden Knights’ ability to match the surge from the Avalanche enabled them to keep their place at the top of the division with still three points separating the teams, 43-40, after the first half of the modified season. Max Pacioretty, who leads Vegas with 16 goals, accounted for two in the last game while goaltender Robin Lehner made a resounding return from more than a two-month absence by making 23 saves. But both players refused to take individual credits, saying it was their total team effort that brought them success last game. 

Players to watch: M. Stone RW (G 10, A 25, PTS 35), M. Pacioretty LW (G 16, A 14, PTS 30), S. Theodore D (G 5, A 18, PTS 23).

Los Angeles Kings

It was not the best way to start the second half of the 56-game Regular Season for the Kings. Not only did the recent loss keep them from stepping ahead of the race, but letting it happen at home could be a telling factor in the team’s trust moving forward. It was a frustrating loss for L.A. and the team could only lament how they allowed themselves to be on the trailing side the last timeout. After Vegas raced to an early 2-0 lead start, Alex Iafallo and Trevor Moore put the game back to square one, but the amount of effort needed to complete the comeback was enough as the visitors still got the victory in the end. Coach Todd McLellan called it another moral victory for them, but he was not actually pleased about it given that it does not count in the actual tally. With that said, Kings fans can expect their team to start strong in hopes to avoid getting swept at home. 

Players to watch: A. Kopitar C (G 8, A 27, PTS 35), D. Doughty D (G 7, A 18, PTS 25), D. Brown RW (G 13, A 6, PTS 19).

 

Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Predictions

Trends

Golden Knights

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vegas’ last 6 games.
Vegas are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Vegas are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vegas’ last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles.
Vegas are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games this season.

Kings

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Los Angeles’ last 8 games against Vegas.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles’ last 6 games at home.
Los Angeles are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles’ last 6 games when playing at home against Vegas.
Los Angeles are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games this season.

Golden Knights vs Kings Betting Picks

The Golden Knights will expect the Kings to be more feisty in their second straight match. Having known what is about to come, the visitors will utilize the right weapons to keep the home team from establishing a tempo. It will be a virtual chess match with adjustments on the fly. But in the end, it will be the Golden Knights once again agreeing with the odds from the top sports betting source as the team is set to score a second straight win inside the Staples Center. 

Score Prediction: Knights 6, Kings 4.