Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The Carolina Hurricanes head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Hurricanes at +113 and the Kings at -125. The over/under is 5.5.
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Carolina comes into this game having played 25 contests. They have an overall record of 10-10-5 and away from home they have a record of 3-7-5. Currently they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 58 goals and surrendered 65 goals for a point differential of -7. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 9-15 and an over/under record of 9-11-5. Los Angeles comes into this game with a record of 13-10-2 including 9-3-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 66 goals and surrendered 66 for a goal differential of 0. The Kings have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 12-12 while their over/under record sits at 10-11-4.
Jeff Skinner has accumulated 20 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 9 goals this season with 85 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 9 goals on 55 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 18 points on the season. Cam Ward has 8 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 526 shots against him and has given up 40 goals. He has made 486 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jeff Carter has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Kings. He has 11 goals this season with 80 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Tyler Toffoli has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 5 goals on 80 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 14 points on the season. Peter Budaj has 12 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 516 shots against him and has given up 47 goals. He has made 469 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Hurricanes have 25 total points this season. They have scored 58 goals while giving up 65 goals. They have had 75 power play opportunities and have scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Hurricanes have allowed 69 power play opportunities and given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 91%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.77% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Kings have a total of 28 points on the season. They have 11 power play goals on 78 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 86 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 66 goals scored while they've given up 66 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.58%. As a team they give up 26 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 52.4% as they've attempted 1,437 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,304 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.2% as they have 1,039 attempts while they've given up 990 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 56.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.9% for the season. They have 721 face off wins compared to 668 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.9%. On defense Carolina has 480 hits and they've blocked 314 shots from the opposition.
Los Angeles has attempted 1,519 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,277 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.5% as they have 1,115 shots while they've given up 929 attempts on defense. The Kings have an offensive zone percentage of 53.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.7% as they've compiled 783 face off wins this season and they have suffered 760 face off losses. On defense Los Angeles has blocked 348 shot attempts and they have 776 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 9-15 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 9-11-5 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 12-12 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 10-11-4 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
12/06/16 D Ryan Murphy Knee is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Anaheim
12/04/16 C Elias Lindholm Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs Anaheim
11/28/16 C Jordan Staal Concussion out indefinitely
11/21/16 GO Eddie Lack Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/30/16 D Brayden McNabb Collarbone out indefinitely
10/13/16 GO Jonathan Quick Groin out 3-4 months
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina +113
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