Los Angeles Kings at Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
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The Los Angeles Kings head to Rogers Arena to take on the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Kings at -135 and the Canucks at +122.
Los Angeles has a record of 22-11-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 11-6-2-0. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 111 goals and surrendered 88 goals for a point differential of +23. For the year they have an ATS mark of 22-15-0 and an over/under record of 15-19-0. Vancouver has a record of 16-17-5 including 7-10-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 103 goals and have given up 123 for a goal differential of -20. Their record against the spread is 15-22-0 while their over/under mark is 21-16-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 22-15-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 15-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 15-22-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 21-16-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
12/26/17 LW Kyle Clifford Undisclosed IR (12/16)
12/19/17 D Christian Folin Upper Body IR (12/18)
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/16/17 D Christopher Tanev Groin IR (12/13)
12/14/17 LW Sven Baertschi Jaw IR (12/09)
12/07/17 C Bo Horvat Ankle IR (12/05)
11/27/17 C Brandon Sutter Upper Body IR (11/25)
Anze Kopitar has scored 40 total points this year for the Kings. He has 17 goals this season with 88 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 21.9 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 13 goals on 93 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 17 wins and 11 losses this season in goal for the Kings. He has 880 shots against him and he's surrendered 63 goals. He's made 817 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Thomas Vanek has 23 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 10 goals this year with 72 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 13 assists on the year and averages 13.7 minutes played per contest. Brock Boeser averages 16.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 20 goals on 95 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 34 points on the year. Jacob Markstrom has 9 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 751 shots against him and he's given up 71 goals. He's made 680 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 48 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 109 goals while giving up 85 scores, which has them ranked 15th and 30th respectively. They have had 110 power play chances and scored 17 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 28th in the league. The Kings have given up 126 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%, ranking them 1st when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.57% 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 Canucks are 27th in the league with a total of 35 points this season. They have 28 power play goals on 128 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th in the NHL. They've given up 132 power play opportunities and surrendered 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 27th overall. As a team, the Canucks are 26th with a total of 98 goals scored while they've given up 121 goals this season, ranking 5th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.96%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 25th overall in the NHL.
Los Angeles is 15th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.5%, as they've attempted 2,127 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,171 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.2% as they have 1,600 attempts while they have given up 1,649 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 19th in the league. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 51.3% of the time, which is 14th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.7% for the season. That is 18th overall in the NHL. They have 1,120 face-off wins compared to 1,134 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That ranks them 17th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 936 hits and they have blocked 522 shots from the opposition, putting them 22nd overall.
The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the year. That ranks them 16th and 20th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,091 face-off wins as opposed to 1,161 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.4%. That is 28th in the league. On defense Vancouver has 668 hits and they've blocked 471 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 30th in blocked shots. Vancouver is ranked 27th in Corsi percentage with 48.4% as they've tried 1,966 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,099 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 28th in the NHL at 47.5%, as they have 1,472 shots while they've given up 1,628 attempts on defense.
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