Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Kings at +155 and the Wild at +145. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 48-28-6 last season and on the road they had a record of 22-16-3. They finished 2nd in the Pacific Division. They scored 225 goals and gave up 195 goals for a point differential of +30. The Kings had 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 4-5-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 48-33 and an over/under record of 28-32-22. Minnesota had a regular season record of 38-33-11 including 21-16-4 at home last season. They were 5th in the Central Division. They scored 216 goals and surrendered 206 for a goal differential of +10. The Wild had 11 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 35-43 while their over/under record sat at 29-35-18.
Anze Kopitar accumulated 74 total points last season for the Kings. He had 25 goals last year with 177 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 49 assists on the season and averaged 21 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 24 goals on 242 shots. He had 38 assists giving him a total of 62 points on the season. Jonathan Quick had 40 wins and 23 losses last season in net for the Kings. He had 1,820 shots against him and gave up 149 goals. He made 1,671 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mikko Koivu accumulated 56 total points last season for the Wild. He had 17 goals last year with 141 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He had a total of 39 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter averaged 29 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 8 goals on 188 shots. He had 43 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk had 32 wins and 26 losses this season in net for the Wild. He had 1,829 shots against him and gave up 150 goals. He made 1,679 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Kings had 102 total points last season. They scored 225 goals while giving up 195 goals. They had 235 power play opportunities and scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Kings allowed 285 power play opportunities and gave up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They averaged 32 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.57% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Wild had a total of 87 points on the season. They had 48 power play goals on 259 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. They allowed 204 power play opportunities and gave up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Kings had a total of 216 goals scored while they gave up 206 goals during the campaign. They averaged 29 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.10%. As a team they gave up 28 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Los Angeles had a Corsi percentage of 54.9% as they attempted 5,107 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,201 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 54.8% as they had 3,844 attempts while they gave up 3,174 shots on the defensive end. The Kings started possessions in the offensive zone 54.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 45.3% for the season. They had 2,534 face off wins compared to 2,483 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.5%. On defense Los Angeles had 2,495 hits and they blocked 1,027 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota attempted 4,356 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,554 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 48.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 49.5% as they had 3,275 shots while they gave up 3,347 attempts on defense. The Wild had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 52.5% as they compiled 2,592 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,341 face off losses. On defense Minnesota blocked 1,207 shot attempts and they had 1,405 hits as a unit.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings were 48-33 straight up last season
The Los Angeles Kings were 28-32-22 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild were 35-43 straight up last season
The Minnesota Wild were 29-35-18 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/17/16 LW Tanner Pearson Suspension Served probable Tuesday vs. Minnesota
10/13/16 GO Jonathan Quick Lower Body out 3-4 months
10/09/16 RW Marian Gaborik Foot out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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