The Vegas Golden Knights (3-2-0-0) head on the road to face the Los Angeles Kings (2-2-0-0) Sunday at Staples Center. Puck drop is scheduled for shortly after 10:00 p.M. ET. In this one, we focus on the Golden Knights vs. Kings odds and lines, with NHL betting picks and tips.
Golden Knights at Kings: Projected starting goalies
Marc-Andre Fleury vs. Jonathan Quick.
Vegas has learned it cannot just play like it does against San Jose all the time. Two of its three wins have come against the Sharks, but the Golden Knights picked up their play Saturday against the Calgary. Fleury will have to play once again in net with G Malcolm Subban injured. The veteran is 3-1 on the season with a 2.15 goals against average and a .931 save percentage. He stopped 33 of 35 shots in Saturday’s win.
Quick has seen his defense fail him as much as his own reflexes in the early going. He is 0-2 on the season with a 7.17 goals against average and a .750 save percentage. With the Kings trying to push their pace of play, it has led to even more wide-open opportunities against.
Golden Knights at Kings: By the numbers
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Golden Knights at Kings: Odds, picks and betting tips.
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Moneyline : The line is not too bad, as Vegas is favored at -139. Again, the Golden Knights and the Kings both played last night. The key factor is how Quick will play since he was rested last night against the Nashville Predators. The KINGS are getting +115 on the moneyline. This may be a contrarian pick but a small bet on the Kings is the play for Sunday.
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Spread : The spread may be a little tougher to risk. With the variance involved, it is okay to avoid the puck line.
Over/under : Take the OVER(5.5, -150) if pushed as the number should be higher based on projections of 6-6.5 combined goals.
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