Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Kings at -145 and the Blackhawks at +131.
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Los Angeles has a record of 15-8-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 9-3-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 82 goals and given up 60 goals for a point differential of +22. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-11-0 and an over/under record of 10-15-0. Chicago is 12-9-4 including 6-4-2 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 79 goals and surrendered 67 for a goal differential of +12. Their record against the spread is 12-13-0 while their over/under record is 12-12-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 16-11-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 10-15-0 against the over/under this season
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 12-13-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 12-12-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
11/27/17 LW Andy Andreoff Undisclosed IR (11/25)
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
10/12/17 LW Kyle Clifford Upper Body IR (10/11)
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/02/17 GO Corey Crawford Undisclosed IR (11/30)
10/13/17 RW Jordin Tootoo Upper Body IR (10/03)
10/05/17 RW Marian Hossa Infection IR (10/03)
10/05/15 D Michal Rozsival Upper Body IR (10/03)
Dustin Brown has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Kings. He has 10 goals this year with 73 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Anze Kopitar averages 22.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 12 goals on 65 shots. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 12 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 647 shots against him and he's given up 46 goals. He's made 601 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Jonathan Toews has scored 16 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 6 goals this season with 69 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 19.8 minutes played per game. Patrick Kane averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 10 goals on 89 shots. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Anton Forsberg has 1 win and 2 losses this year in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 187 shots against him and he's surrendered 18 goals. He's made 169 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 33 total points this season, which ranks them 6th in the NHL. They are 10th in the league in goals scored with 78 while they've given up 59 goals, ranking them 30th overall. They have had 86 power play opportunities and have scored 15 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 21st in the NHL. The Kings have allowed 86 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 90%, putting them 1st in the league when short-handed. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.30% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%. That puts them 1st in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks are 15th in the NHL with a total of 28 points this year. They have 18 power play goals on 105 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranks them 24th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 91 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. That is 3rd in the NHL. As a team, the Blackhawks are 8th in the league with 79 goals scored while they've given up 67 goals, which is 25th overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.18%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 4th in the NHL.
Los Angeles is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.3%, as they've attempted 1,540 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,521 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.2% as they have 1,173 attempts while they have given up 1,162 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 16th in the league. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 52.7% of the time, which is 9th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.3% for the season. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. They have 828 face-off wins compared to 810 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.5%. That ranks them 12th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 639 hits and they have blocked 359 shots from the opposition, putting them 18th overall.
The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 57% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43% for the year. That ranks them 2nd and 30th respectively in the NHL. They have 774 face-off wins as opposed to 822 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.5%. That is 23rd in the league. On defense Chicago has 482 hits and they've blocked 348 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 22nd in blocked shots. Chicago is ranked 5th in Corsi percentage with 51.7% as they've tried 1,605 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,497 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 14th in the NHL at 49.9%, as they have 1,145 shots while they've given up 1,149 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Blackhawks NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +131
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