Los Angeles vs Vegas: prediction for the NHL fixture
Los Angeles Kings
The Los Angeles Kings got off to a pretty solid start in the preseason and triumphed over San Jose (4: 3) and Vegas (3: 1). The Kings showed confident play on the defensive, especially against the Golden Knights. After that, they failed to build on their success and were crushed by the Knights in the return game (0:4) and by Arizona (1:4).
Then Los Angeles played against Anaheim. The Kings won the first game with a score of 6:3, but the Ducks got their revenge in the return fixture. Forward Kaliyev gave an assist and scored a double in the first game against the Ducks.
Vegas Golden Knights
Many expected the Vegas Golden Knights to look more confident in the preseason, but the team won only 3 out of 7 games. The Golden Knights beat Colorado twice (4:3 and 7:4), and easily defeated Los Angeles (4:0). Forward Miomanov scored a double against the Kings.
In the first match of the regular season, the Knights went against the Seattle Kraken and won in a tough fight with a score of 4:3. The Knights were able to maintain the advantage that they earned at the beginning of the game.
The teams scored in each period in 5 head-to-head games in a row.
In 3 out of 4 head-to-head games, the teams failed to score more than one goal in the first period.
Both sides did not show their best performance in the preseason, but nevertheless, Vegas already scored points in the regular season. The Golden Knights do not always show a confident game away from home, but we still give them an edge against Los Angeles.
Our first bet - Vegas to win
The teams quite often score a large number of goals in head-to-head games. They are not used to sitting out on the defensive, and they probably won't do it today.
Second bet -total over 5.5 goals