Detroit Red Wings at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
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The Detroit Red Wings travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Red Wings at +218 and the Kings at -245.
Detroit has a record of 26-32-11 this season and on the road they have a record of 13-18-3-0. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 180 goals and given up 211 goals for a point differential of -31. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-43-0 and an over/under record of 27-41-0. Los Angeles is 38-26-6 including 18-13-3-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 203 goals and surrendered 177 for a goal differential of +26. Their record against the spread is 38-32-0 while their over/under record is 32-35-0.
Valuable Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 26-43-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 27-41-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 38-32-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 32-35-0 against the over/under this season
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
03/08/18 C Frans Nielsen Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Anthony Mantha has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 23 goals this year with 161 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 17.2 minutes played per game. Henrik Zetterberg averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 10 goals on 148 shots. He has 36 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Jimmy Howard has 18 wins and 24 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 1,520 shots against him and he's given up 137 goals. He's made 1,383 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Anze Kopitar has scored 76 total points this year for the Kings. He has 28 goals this season with 171 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 48 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Dustin Brown averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 20 goals on 182 shots. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 27 wins and 25 losses this year in goal for the Kings. He has 1,605 shots against him and he's surrendered 125 goals. He's made 1,480 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings have 63 total points this season, which ranks them 27th in the NHL. They are 28th in the league in goals scored with 180 while they've given up 211 goals, ranking them 11th overall. They have had 199 power play opportunities and have scored 36 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 22nd in the NHL. The Red Wings have allowed 216 power play opportunities and have given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 22nd in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.63% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 21st in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 13th in the NHL with a total of 82 points this year. They have 41 power play goals on 203 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks them 17th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 233 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. That is 2nd in the NHL. As a team, the Kings are 15th in the league with 203 goals scored while they've given up 177 goals, which is 29th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.27%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 3rd in the NHL.
Detroit is 20th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.5%, as they've attempted 3,772 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,006 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.9% as they have 2,912 attempts while they have given up 3,039 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 20th in the league. The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time, which is 13th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season. That is 16th overall in the NHL. They have 2,043 face-off wins compared to 2,172 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.5%. That ranks them 21st in the league. On defense Detroit has 1,381 hits and they have blocked 967 shots from the opposition, putting them 25th overall.
The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the year. That ranks them 14th and 17th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,087 face-off wins as opposed to 2,125 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,789 hits and they've blocked 1,028 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 15th in blocked shots. Los Angeles is ranked 16th in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they've tried 4,070 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,144 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 17th in the NHL at 49.5%, as they have 3,049 shots while they've given up 3,116 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Red Wings/Kings NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -245
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -245
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