Kings vs. Golden Knights Pick
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Golden Knights are listed as a -170 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Kings are a +150 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals.
Las Vegas opened as a -175 favorite before the line dropped slightly, while the over-under has increased after opening at 5.5. The line can be found as low as -159 if you shop around, while the total is at 6 everywhere I see but there is more juice on the under at most books.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 84 percent of public bets have sided with the Golden Knights. Online wager info also shows that 51 percent of bets ae coming in on the under.
INJURY TO WATCH
Kings center Trevor Lewis is questionable tonight with an upper body injury. For Las Vegas, defenseman Shea Theodore is questionable with an illness.
The Golden Knights have won two of three meetings this season, including a 4-2 home win back on Nov. 19. Los Angeles won the last contest via a 3-2 overtime decision on its home ice last night. Typically, in a home-and-home series it seems to always end in a split which heavily favors Las Vegas. Additionally, the Golden Knights are a superb 24-5-1-1 on their home ice. It seems as though Las Vegas is the obvious play tonight, although anything can happen in pro sports.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS -170