Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild 11/26/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 11/25/2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul
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Two Western Conference foes will mix it up on Wednesday night at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis. The Los Angeles Kings, who are the defending Stanley Cup Champions, will take on the Minnesota Wild. Los Angeles is 11-6-4, for 26 points, and fourth place in the Pacific Division. For Minnesota, they have won 12 of 20 games for 24 points. The Wild are trailing St. Louis, Nashville and Chicago in the Central Division.
The Minnesota Wild are coming off a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Monday night. Niklas Backstrom had a big night in between the pipes for the Wild turning away 29 of 30 shots. The Wild used a goal from Jason Zucker to start the game, and he also added the third of the game. The Wild are scoring 2.8 goals per game, which ranks 11th in the league. The leading goal scorer for Minnesota has been Zach Parise, with 13 points.
For the Los Angeles Kings, they are using 18 points from center Tyler Toffoli. The leading goal scorer for the Kings has been Tanner Pearson with 9, while Drew Doughty has 11 assists. Jonathan Quick was not real sharp in the 5-4 loss at Dallas on Saturday. Quick saved just 23 of 28 shots. The Kings are ranked fifth in the league defensively, as they are allowing 2.2 goals per game. Los Angeles is scoring 2.7 per game; 16th in the league.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
Los Angeles Kings are 11-10-0 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Kings are 7-8-0 against the Over/Under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
Minnesota Wild are 12-8-0 Against the Spread
Minnesota Wild are 6-11-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Kings
11/14/14 D Alec Martinez Finger out indefinitely
11/01/14 D Andrew Bodnarchuk Knee out indefinitely
10/20/14 D Slava Voynov Suspension out indefinitely
11/14/14 D Jonas Brodin Virus out indefinitely
11/14/14 D Marco Scandella Virus out indefinitely
11/05/14 LW Matt Cooke Hip out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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