Carolina Hurricanes at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Carolina Hurricanes head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Hurricanes at +152 and the Kings at -168.
Carolina has a record of 11-10-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 5-6-3. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 76 goals and surrendered 85 goals for a point differential of -9. For the year they have an ATS mark of 11-16-0 and an over/under record of 14-11-0. Los Angeles has a record of 19-8-3 including 9-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 94 goals and have given up 66 for a goal differential of +28. Their record against the spread is 19-11-0 while their over/under mark is 12-16-0.
Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 11-16-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 14-11-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 19-11-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 12-16-0 against the over/under this season
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/13/17 RW Lee Stempniak Hip IR (10/02)
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
10/12/17 LW Kyle Clifford Upper Body IR (10/11)
Teuvo Teravainen has scored 23 total points this year for the Hurricanes. He has 8 goals this season with 59 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 16.5 minutes played per contest. Sebastian Aho averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by tallying 7 goals on 79 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 21 points on the year. Scott Darling has 7 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Hurricanes. He has 539 shots against him and he's surrendered 53 goals. He's made 486 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Dustin Brown has 26 total points this season for the Kings. He has 12 goals this year with 82 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 14 assists on the year and averages 19.9 minutes played per contest. Anze Kopitar averages 22.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 15 goals on 74 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 14 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 693 shots against him and he's given up 49 goals. He's made 644 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have 28 total points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They've scored 76 goals while giving up 85 scores, which has them ranked 27th and 15th respectively. They have had 89 power play chances and scored 14 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 28th in the league. The Hurricanes have given up 68 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking them 29th when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.96% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 2nd in the league with a total of 41 points this season. They have 16 power play goals on 95 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 25th in the NHL. They've given up 100 power play opportunities and surrendered 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%, ranking 1st overall. As a team, the Kings are 6th with a total of 94 goals scored while they've given up 66 goals this season, ranking 30th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.82%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 93%, putting them 1st overall in the NHL.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 54.6% as they've tried 1,812 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,505 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 1st in Corsi percentage. They are 1st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 53.8% as they have 1,325 shots while they've given up 1,139 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 59.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 40.9% for the year. That puts them 1st and 31st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 844 face-off wins as opposed to 745 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.1%. That is 1st overall in the NHL. On defense Carolina has 491 hits and they've blocked 366 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 29th in the league.
The Kings are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 954 face-off wins compared to 927 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.7%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 728 hits and they have blocked 427 shots from the opposition, which is 9th in the league. Los Angeles is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.7% as they've attempted 1,750 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,771 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.8% ranks 16th as they have 1,334 attempts while they have given up 1,344 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Kings NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Carolina +152 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina +152
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.