Golden Knights vs. Kings Expert NHL Betting Analysis

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Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

The Golden Knights came away with a 4-3 win on Tuesday night against the latest addition to the NHL list, Seattle Kraken. This will be the Kings opening game this season and at NHL betting odds of +130 on the money line on home ice, it does look juicy.

Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings

Thursday, October 14, 2021 – 10:30 PM EDT at Staples Center

The New and Improved Kings

The LA Kings were impressive this off-season, bringing in the likes of Phillip Danault from Montreal, right-wing Viktor Arvidsson from Nashville, and defenseman Alex Edler from Vancouver. These additions have no doubt bolstered their team and many people are predicting their outside chances to make the playoffs.

Let’s not forget LA King hall of Famers at one point or another are still the core of this team, Kopitar, Doughty, and Quick are all key pieces to their roaster. Although Quick is coming off an injury-riddled season last year. The Kings will be confident in their playoff chances this season, but it could be a 0-1 start to the season against such a strong Golden Knights side.

The Golden Knights Hold Off the Kraken

It was a battle against the Kraken in which the Golden Knights will be glad to have come away with a win as they almost blew a 3-0 lead, luckily Chandler Stephenson saved the day with the winning goal early in the third period. A sicker for Vegas puck line betters.

The Golden Knights like to take a lot of shots on net and they proved that in game one with 30 shots on net against Philipp Grubauer. We don’t know if the Kings defense can withstand a bombardment like that, especially if Quick is in goal and isn’t 100% yet. He is most likely a little bit rusty.

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Las Vegas Golden Knights

  • The total has gone under in 7 of Vegas' last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
  • Vegas is 6-2 in their last 8 games against Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Kings

  • Vegas is 6-2 in their last 8 games against Los Angeles.
  • The total has gone under in 6 of Los Angeles' last 6 games at home.

What Are The Betting Odds and Current Lines?

Moneyline: The Golden Knights have opened up on the money line at -167. The Kings on home ice are +135 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review).

Total: The total opened up at a ridiculous 6.5, but the juice was heavy towards the under at -200. It’s since level off at 5.5 and we expect it to stay there until the puck drops.

Puck Line: The Golden Knights opened up at -2 on the puck line for odds of +270, they have since moved to -1.5 at odds of +155. If you think the Kings cover the +1.5, they are best priced up at -175 with BetOnline.

Golden Knights vs. Kings Betting Prediction

We really think this game has all the makings of a tight and low scoring NHL affair although many people might assume this game could have a lot of goals, we think the kings will struggle to score and the Golden Knights won't put up too many goals maybe a 3-2 / 4-1 LA kings’ victory is the most likely result here.

Although five of the last seven meetings this season has hit the over and nine in the past twelve meetings this series has cashed you over five of the last six in LA have also hit the over, but we think the plus value on the under 5.5 could be the best way to go here.

Another play worth considering is taking the Golden Knights on the puck line at +155 this is also a play we like and believed to be solid as they have the better team, better team spirit and they already have a game under the belt, so they're not rusty and we believe this should be a comfortable enough Golden Knights victory.

NHL Pick: Under 5.5 Goals +110 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

Under 5.5 Goals +110
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