Sunday, December 18, 2016
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Kings at +103 and the Bruins at -114. The over/under has been set at 5.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup having played 30 games. They have an overall record of 16-12-2 and on the road they have a record of 6-8-1. Currently they are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 79 goals and given up 77 goals for a point differential of +2. The Kings have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 15-14 and an over/under record of 11-13-6. Boston shows up with a record of 16-13-3 including 7-8-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 77 goals and surrendered 79 for a goal differential of -2. The Bruins have a record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 14-16 while their over/under record sits at 12-16-4.
Tyler Toffoli has accumulated 20 total points this season for the Kings. He has 8 goals this season with 90 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 14 goals on 99 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Peter Budaj has 14 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 597 shots against him and has given up 52 goals. He has made 545 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Brad Marchand has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 9 goals this season with 93 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 19 goals on 93 shots. He has 7 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 15 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 628 shots against him and has given up 44 goals. He has made 584 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Kings have 34 total points this season. They have scored 79 goals while giving up 77 goals. They have had 89 power play opportunities and have scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Kings have allowed 99 power play opportunities and given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.76% for the season to this point. They allow 26 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Bruins have a total of 35 points on the season. They have 13 power play goals on 95 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 106 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. As a team, the Kings have a total of 77 goals scored while they've given up 79 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.21%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Los Angeles has a Corsi percentage of 54.2% as they've attempted 1,781 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,506 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 54.5% as they have 1,304 attempts while they've given up 1,087 shots on the defensive end. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 53.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.5% for the season. They have 927 face off wins compared to 902 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.7%. On defense Los Angeles has 947 hits and they've blocked 419 shots from the opposition.
Boston has attempted 1,989 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,679 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.3% as they have 1,484 shots while they've given up 1,248 attempts on defense. The Bruins have an offensive zone percentage of 54% and their defensive zone percentage is 46% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.7% as they've compiled 1,049 face off wins this season and they have suffered 940 face off losses. On defense Boston has blocked 431 shot attempts and they have 709 hits as a unit.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 15-14 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 11-13-6 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 14-16 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 12-16-4 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/30/16 D Brayden McNabb Collarbone out indefinitely
10/13/16 GO Jonathan Quick Groin out 5 months
Boston Bruins Injuries
12/17/16 RW David Pastrnak Elbow expected to miss Sunday vs. Los Angeles and Tuesday vs. NY Islanders
12/17/16 C Riley Nash Personal expected to miss Sunday vs. Los Angeles
12/06/16 LW Matt Beleskey Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
11/29/16 D John-Michael Liles Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -114
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