Nashville Predators at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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The Nashville Predators head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at +109 and the Kings at -120.
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Nashville has a record of 5-5-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 2-4-1. They are 7th in the Central Division. They have tallied 28 goals and surrendered 35 goals for a point differential of -7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 5-7-0 and an over/under record of 4-8-0. Los Angeles has a record of 10-2-1 including 5-0-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 45 goals and have given up 27 for a goal differential of +18. Their record against the spread is 10-3-0 while their over/under mark is 6-6-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 5-7-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 4-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 10-3-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
10/20/17 C Nick Bonino Undisclosed IR (10/20)
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
10/12/17 LW Kyle Clifford Upper Body IR (10/11)
10/06/17 RW Marian Gaborik Knee IR (10/03)
Roman Josi has scored 6 total points this year for the Predators. He has 3 goals this season with 39 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 3 assists on the year and averages 25.4 minutes played per contest. Filip Forsberg averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 25% by tallying 8 goals on 32 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 13 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 5 wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 275 shots against him and he's surrendered 19 goals. He's made 256 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Anze Kopitar has 15 total points this season for the Kings. He has 7 goals this year with 32 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 23.4 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 21.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 6 goals on 44 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 13 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 8 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 363 shots against him and he's given up 22 goals. He's made 341 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 12 total points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They've scored 28 goals while giving up 35 scores, which has them ranked 30th and 19th respectively. They have had 53 power play chances and scored 12 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 7th in the league. The Predators have given up 61 power play opportunities and surrendered 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 10th when short-handed. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.05% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 2nd in the league with a total of 21 points this season. They have 8 power play goals on 42 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 14th in the NHL. They've given up 47 power play opportunities and surrendered 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 91%, ranking 1st overall. As a team, the Kings are 5th with a total of 45 goals scored while they've given up 27 goals this season, ranking 31st in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.39%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 94%, putting them 1st overall in the NHL.
Nashville is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.9%, as they've attempted 664 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 640 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.2% as they have 498 attempts while they have given up 475 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 8th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 49.5% of the time, which is 22nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.5% for the season. That is 8th overall in the NHL. They have 393 face-off wins compared to 349 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53%. That ranks them 2nd in the league. On defense Nashville has 283 hits and they have blocked 165 shots from the opposition, putting them 25th overall.
The Kings are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 422 face-off wins compared to 411 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.7%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 321 hits and they have blocked 193 shots from the opposition, which is 9th in the league. Los Angeles is 15th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.8% as they've attempted 787 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 793 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.7% ranks 16th as they have 592 attempts while they have given up 600 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Predators/Kings NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Nashville +109 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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