Golden Knights vs Kings Betting Odds: NHL Regular Season Gets Underway on Tuesday
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Golden Knights vs Kings Betting Odds: After the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks played a pair of games over the weekend in Prague, the National Hockey League officially gets the season rolling with a pair of games on Tuesday night, including the showdown between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Los Angeles Kings betting odds.
Game:Vegas Golden Knights (0-0-0) at Los Angeles Kings (0-0-0)
Location: Crypto.com Arena
Date & Time:
Streaming: Live Stream Sports
Trouble in Paradise, Nevada?
The Vegas Golden Knights head into their sixth season in franchise history with a lot of question marks. The NHL Injuries that this club has sustained before the puck drops on this year have been crucial, especially in goal with veteran Robin Lehner out for the season with a hip injury that plagued him most of last season, and his backup from a year ago, Laurent Brossoit, who is out indefinitely with a lower-body issue. It will be up to rookie Logan Thompson and journeyman Adin Hill to pick up the slack in the net this season.
Offensively, the Golden Knights look to flourish with a full season of play from healthy centerman Jack Eichel, who came over to Vegas from the Buffalo Sabres and played 34 games after recovering from neck surgery. The 25-year-old American scored 14 goals and added 11 assists during his span of play for the Vegas Golden Knights schedule. Other veterans such as Mark Stone, Reilly Smith and newly acquired Phil Kessel will also look to chip in with strong scoring efforts this campaign.
Hope for Hollywood Playoff Sequel?
The Los Angeles Kings were one of the biggest surprises in the National Hockey League last season. With a record of 44-27-11, the club picked up 99 points and earned a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, reaching the postseason for the first time since the 2017-18 campaign. Despite losing to the solid Edmonton Oilers in a tough seven-game series, Kings Coach Todd McLellan has this squad ready to make further strides this season in hopes of once again returning to the playoffs.
Los Angeles added some punch and depth offensively by acquiring two-way forward Kevin Fiala in a trade with the Minnesota Wild. The 26-year-old Swiss native scored a career-high 33 goals and 85 points in 82 games for the Wild last year, but his disastrous performance in the opening round of the playoffs last year versus St. Louis, where he was held to only three assists and served 16 minutes in penalties was enough for Minnesota, a team that is already saddled with salary cap issues, to send the forward off to a new club.
Some key veterans round out this Kings group, including 37-year-old goaltender Jonathan Quick and 35-year-old captain Anze Kopitar. The former of which will look to duplicate the success he had a season ago, with an overall record of 23-13-9 and a goals-against average of 2.59 in 43 starts. The latter will start his 17th season in the National Hockey League, and has scored 19 or more goals in four of his last five seasons.
Golden Knights vs Kings Betting Odds
Sportsbooks have the Los Angeles Kings as a near pick-em favorite for this contest against the Vegas Golden Knights. Los Angeles is -115 at most shops while Vegas is -105. The total for goals has been set at Six with a price shaded to the Over at -120
Los Angeles is -115 at most shops while Vegas is -105. The total for goals has been set at Six with a price shaded to the Over at -120
Concluding our Golden Knights vs Kings Betting Odds Preview: Last season, these two clubs opened the year against one another, with the Los Angeles Kings picking up the 6-2 victory over the Golden Knights. the pair split the season series. Vegas has won eight of the last 12 meetings against Los Angeles with six of the last seven meetings also going Over the total.
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