Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings 3/4/17 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 3/3/2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
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The Vancouver Canucks head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Canucks at +220 and the Kings at -270. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Vancouver comes into this game having played 63 games. They have an overall record of 26-29-7 and away from home they have a record of 8-20-3. The currently are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 146 goals and surrendered 182 goals for a point differential of -36. The Canucks have an overall record of 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-37 and an over/under record of 24-26-13. Los Angeles shows up with a record of 30-27-6 including 17-11-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 158 goals and surrendered 160 for a goal differential of -2. The Kings have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 29-33 while their over/under record sits at 18-29-17.
Henrik Sedin has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 12 goals this season with 75 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 19.3 minutes played per game. Bo Horvat has averaged 17.8 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 19 goals on 116 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 16 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 1,215 shots against him and has given up 103 goals. He has made 1,112 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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Jeff Carter has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Kings. He has 30 goals this season with 200 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Anze Kopitar has averaged 20.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 7 goals on 121 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 16 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 900 shots against him and has given up 79 goals. He has made 821 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Canucks have 59 total points this season. They have scored 145 goals while giving up 179 goals. They have had 184 power play opportunities and have scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Canucks have allowed 166 power play opportunities and given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.44% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Kings have a total of 66 points on the season. They have 30 power play goals on 176 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 191 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Canucks have a total of 155 goals scored while they've given up 158 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.96%. As a team they give up 26 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 48.9% as they've attempted 3,235 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,381 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.5% as they have 2,372 attempts while they've given up 2,619 shots on the defensive end. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season. They have 1,944 face off wins compared to 1,825 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.6%. On defense has 1,099 hits and they've blocked 762 shots from the opposition.
Los Angeles has attempted 3,806 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,166 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.5% as they have 2,798 shots while they've given up 2,340 attempts on defense. The Kings have an offensive zone percentage of 56.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 43.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.4% as they've compiled 1,898 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,870 face off losses. On defense has blocked 826 shot attempts and they have 1,830 hits as a unit.
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 22-37 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 24-26-13 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 29-33 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 18-29-17 against the over/under
Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/18/16 D Erik Gudbranson Wrist out indefinitely
11/23/16 RW Derek Dorsett Neck out for season
03/01/17 GO Jacob Markstrom Lower Body out indefinitely
02/28/17 D Nikita Tryamkin Illness out indefinitely
01/15/17 RW Anton Rodin Knee out for season
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
03/03/17 C Jordan Nolan Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Vancouver
03/03/17 C Nick Shore Upper Body injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Vancouver
02/23/17 D Paul La Due Upper Body out indefinitely
01/30/17 D Matt Greene Groin out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver +220
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