Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at +131 and the Kings at -145.
Edmonton has a record of 23-24-4 this season and on the road they have a record of 11-11-2-1. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 144 goals and given up 163 goals for a point differential of -19. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-28-0 and an over/under record of 25-25-0. Los Angeles has a record of 28-19-5 including 13-9-3-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 148 goals and surrendered 126 for a goal differential of +22. Their record against the spread is 28-24-0 while their over/under record is 22-27-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 23-28-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 25-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 28-24-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 22-27-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
02/04/18 D Adam Larsson Personal is out indefinitely
01/18/18 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ribs IR (01/13)
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
02/03/18 D Alec Martinez Lower Body is "?" Wednesday vs Edmonton
Cam Talbot has 19 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 1,158 shots against him and he's given up 113 goals. He's made 1,045 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Connor McDavid has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 21 goals this year with 166 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 40 assists on the season and averages 21.5 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl averages 18.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 13 goals on 115 shots. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 45 points on the season.
Anze Kopitar has scored 55 total points this year for the Kings. He has 20 goals this season with 120 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 21.9 minutes played per game. Jonathan Quick has 20 wins and 18 losses this year in goal for the Kings. He has 1,198 shots against him and he's surrendered 97 goals. He's made 1,101 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Dustin Brown averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 16 goals on 138 shots. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 37 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have allowed 162 power play opportunities and have given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 72% this year. That is 31st in the NHL. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.26% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 30th in the league. The Oilers has 50 total points this season, ranking 25th in the NHL in offense. They are 22nd in the league with 144 goals while they've given up 163 goals, which is 7th overall. They have had 138 power play opportunities and scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 30th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Kings are 20th with 148 goals scored while they are 30th in the NHL with 126 goals allowed this year. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.28%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 1st place in the league. The Kings have a total of 61 points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 29 power play goals on 151 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That ranks their power play unit 20th. They've allowed 179 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, which is 1st overall.
Edmonton is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.3%, as they've attempted 3,225 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,939 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53% as they have 2,409 attempts while they have given up 2,132 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 2nd in the league. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 53.9% of the time, which is 4th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.1% for the season. That is 28th overall in the NHL. They have 1,538 face-off wins compared to 1,590 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That ranks them 21st in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,379 hits and they have blocked 807 shots from the opposition, putting them 11th overall.
The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the year. That ranks them 13th and 16th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,557 face-off wins as opposed to 1,583 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That is 16th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,300 hits and they've blocked 739 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 21st in blocked shots. Los Angeles is ranked 16th in Corsi percentage with 49.8% as they've tried 3,016 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,044 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 20th in the NHL at 49.3%, as they have 2,241 shots while they've given up 2,305 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Oilers/Kings NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -145
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -145
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