Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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The Minnesota Wild head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at +131 and the Kings at -145.
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Minnesota has a record of 13-10-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 5-7-1. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have tallied 78 goals and surrendered 77 goals for a point differential of +1. For the year they have an ATS mark of 13-13-0 and an over/under record of 14-10-0. Los Angeles has a record of 17-8-3 including 7-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 85 goals and have given up 61 for a goal differential of +24. Their record against the spread is 16-11-0 while their over/under mark is 10-15-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 13-13-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 14-10-0 against the over/under this season
Important 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
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
12/01/17 D Jared Spurgeon Groin is out indefinitely
10/24/17 LW Zach Parise Back IR (10/01)
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
11/27/17 LW Andy Andreoff Upper Body IR (11/25)
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
10/12/17 LW Kyle Clifford Upper Body IR (10/11)
Eric Staal has scored 23 total points this year for the Wild. He has 10 goals this season with 79 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 13 assists on the year and averages 18.5 minutes played per contest. Jason Zucker averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by tallying 13 goals on 62 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 11 wins and 7 losses this season in goal for the Wild. He has 634 shots against him and he's surrendered 53 goals. He's made 581 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Dustin Brown has 23 total points this season for the Kings. He has 11 goals this year with 78 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 12 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 14 goals on 70 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 13 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 672 shots against him and he's given up 47 goals. He's made 625 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 29 total points this year, which is 19th in the NHL. They've scored 78 goals while giving up 77 scores, which has them ranked 19th and 20th respectively. They have had 79 power play chances and scored 18 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 7th in the league. The Wild have given up 97 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 9th when short-handed. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.26% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 3rd in the league with a total of 37 points this season. They have 15 power play goals on 91 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 27th in the NHL. They've given up 95 power play opportunities and surrendered 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%, ranking 1st overall. As a team, the Kings are 8th with a total of 85 goals scored while they've given up 61 goals this season, ranking 30th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.54%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 93%, putting them 1st overall in the NHL.
Minnesota is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.6%, as they've attempted 1,347 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,544 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.6% as they have 1,038 attempts while they have given up 1,141 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 25th in the league. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 47.8% of the time, which is 27th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.2% for the season. That is 7th overall in the NHL. They have 787 face-off wins compared to 789 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That ranks them 16th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 473 hits and they have blocked 403 shots from the opposition, putting them 9th overall.
The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the year. That ranks them 13th and 21st respectively in the NHL. They have 883 face-off wins as opposed to 873 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 15th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 684 hits and they've blocked 393 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 12th in blocked shots. Los Angeles is ranked 15th in Corsi percentage with 49.7% as they've tried 1,628 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,646 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 16th in the NHL at 49.7%, as they have 1,239 shots while they've given up 1,253 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Wild/Kings NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +131 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
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