Los Angeles Kings at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The Los Angeles Kings head to Nationwide Arena to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Kings at +131 and the Blue Jackets at -145.
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Los Angeles has a record of 5-0-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 1-0-0. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 21 goals and surrendered 10 goals for a point differential of +11. For the year they have an ATS mark of 5-1-0 and an over/under record of 3-2-0. Columbus has a record of 5-2-0 including 2-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 21 goals and have given up 15 for a goal differential of +6. Their record against the spread is 5-2-0 while their over/under mark is 3-4-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 5-1-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 5-2-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/12/17 LW Kyle Clifford Upper Body IR (10/11)
10/06/17 RW Marian Gaborik Knee IR (10/03)
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/19/17 Boone Jenner Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/15/17 D Gabriel Carlsson Upper Body IR (10/15)
Dustin Brown has scored 7 total points this year for the Kings. He has 4 goals this season with 24 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 3 assists on the year and averages 19.7 minutes played per contest. Anze Kopitar averages 21.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 27% by tallying 4 goals on 15 attempts. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 4 wins and 0 losses this season in goal for the Kings. He has 159 shots against him and he's surrendered 8 goals. He's made 151 stops for a save percentage of 95%.
Sonny Milano has 4 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 4 goals this year with 13 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 31%. Artemi Panarin averages 20.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 1 goal on 19 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 4 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has 147 shots against him and he's given up 8 goals. He's made 139 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 11 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 21 goals while giving up 10 scores, which has them ranked 13th and 31st respectively. They have had 25 power play chances and scored 5 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 14th in the league. The Kings have given up 24 power play opportunities and surrendered 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 96%, ranking them 1st when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.05% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 95%, which is 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets are 7th in the league with a total of 10 points this season. They have 1 power play goal on 19 chances for a percentage of 5%. That is 29th in the NHL. They've given up 16 power play opportunities and surrendered 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 14th overall. As a team, the Blue Jackets are 12th with a total of 21 goals scored while they've given up 15 goals this season, ranking 28th in goals against. They average 37 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.17%. As a unit they give up 29 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 93%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
Los Angeles is 5th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.2%, as they've attempted 341 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 288 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.7% as they have 260 attempts while they have given up 224 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 5th in the league. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 55.8% of the time, which is 4th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.2% for the season. That is 27th overall in the NHL. They have 166 face-off wins compared to 169 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That ranks them 19th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 116 hits and they have blocked 64 shots from the opposition, putting them 30th overall.
The Blue Jackets are 7th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.2% for the season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 185 face-off wins compared to 242 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.3%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Columbus has 130 hits and they have blocked 98 shots from the opposition, which is 13th in the league. Columbus is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.1% as they've attempted 431 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 366 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 55.5% ranks 3rd as they have 334 attempts while they have given up 268 shots on the defensive end.
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