Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 12/1/2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
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The Los Angeles Kings head to Scottrade Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Friday, December 1, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Kings at +158 and the Blues at -175.
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Los Angeles has a record of 14-8-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 7-3-1. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 73 goals and surrendered 57 goals for a point differential of +16. For the year they have an ATS mark of 14-11-0 and an over/under record of 9-14-0. St. Louis has a record of 17-7-1 including 9-4-0 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 86 goals and have given up 66 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread is 17-8-0 while their over/under mark is 13-12-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 14-11-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 9-14-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 17-8-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 13-12-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
11/28/17 C Torrey Mitchell Visa Issues is "?" Thursday vs Washington
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 St. Louis Blues Injuries
11/30/17 LW Magnus Paajarvi Foot is "?" Friday vs Los Angeles
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Anze Kopitar has scored 28 total points this year for the Kings. He has 12 goals this season with 62 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 16 assists on the year and averages 22.4 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 20 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 10 goals on 71 attempts. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 21 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 11 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Kings. He has 618 shots against him and he's surrendered 44 goals. He's made 574 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has 28 total points this season for the Blues. He has 12 goals this year with 108 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 16 assists on the year and averages 19.7 minutes played per contest. Brayden Schenn averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 10 goals on 67 attempts. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Jake Allen has 13 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 582 shots against him and he's given up 54 goals. He's made 528 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 31 total points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They've scored 73 goals while giving up 57 scores, which has them ranked 14th and 30th respectively. They have had 84 power play chances and scored 15 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That is 21st in the league. The Kings have given up 84 power play opportunities and surrendered 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%, ranking them 1st when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.99% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 93%, which is 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues are 2nd in the league with a total of 35 points this season. They have 15 power play goals on 87 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 24th in the NHL. They've given up 79 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking 27th overall. As a team, the Blues are 4th with a total of 86 goals scored while they've given up 66 goals this season, ranking 26th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.08%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 10th overall in the NHL.
Los Angeles is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.5%, as they've attempted 1,487 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,456 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.4% as they have 1,131 attempts while they have given up 1,114 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 16th in the league. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 53.3% of the time, which is 9th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.7% for the season. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. They have 802 face-off wins compared to 784 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That ranks them 12th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 623 hits and they have blocked 342 shots from the opposition, putting them 20th overall.
The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the year. That ranks them 18th and 18th respectively in the NHL. They have 743 face-off wins as opposed to 788 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.5%. That is 24th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 585 hits and they've blocked 359 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 13th in blocked shots. St. Louis is ranked 4th in Corsi percentage with 52.5% as they've tried 1,520 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,373 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 7th in the NHL at 53.4%, as they have 1,163 shots while they've given up 1,014 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Blues NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +158
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +158
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