Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 3/30/2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to Honda Center to play the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, March 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Kings at -150 and the Ducks at +135.
Los Angeles has a record of 42-28-7 this season and on the road they have a record of 22-14-4-1. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 224 goals and given up 190 goals for a point differential of +34. For the season they have an ATS record of 42-35-0 and an over/under record of 34-40-0. Anaheim is 39-25-13 including 22-10-5-2 at home this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 218 goals and surrendered 208 for a goal differential of +10. Their record against the spread is 39-38-0 while their over/under record is 30-46-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 42-35-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 34-40-0 against the over/under this season
Important Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 39-38-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 30-46-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
03/29/18 D Jake Muzzin Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/22/17 RW Patrick Eaves Illness IR (10/14)
03/16/18 D Kevin Bieksa Hand IR (03/15)
Anze Kopitar has accumulated 88 total points this season for the Kings. He has 34 goals this year with 190 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 54 assists on the season and averages 22.1 minutes played per game. Dustin Brown averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 23 goals on 204 shots. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 31 wins and 27 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,761 shots against him and he's given up 136 goals. He's made 1,625 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Ryan Getzlaf has scored 57 total points this year for the Ducks. He has 11 goals this season with 111 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 46 assists on the season and averages 21.3 minutes played per game. Rickard Rakell averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 31 goals on 209 shots. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 65 points on the season. John Gibson has 30 wins and 18 losses this year in goal for the Ducks. He has 1,833 shots against him and he's surrendered 137 goals. He's made 1,696 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 91 total points this season, which ranks them 14th in the NHL. They are 17th in the league in goals scored with 224 while they've given up 190 goals, ranking them 31st overall. They have had 225 power play opportunities and have scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the NHL. The Kings have allowed 252 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, putting them 1st in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.37% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 3rd in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks are 12th in the NHL with a total of 91 points this year. They have 36 power play goals on 202 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That ranks them 22nd in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 262 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 4th in the NHL. As a team, the Ducks are 20th in the league with 218 goals scored while they've given up 208 goals, which is 25th overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.44%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 2nd in the NHL.
Los Angeles has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've tried 4,453 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,536 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 16th in Corsi percentage. They are 16th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.5% as they have 3,338 shots while they've given up 3,405 attempts on defense. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the year. That puts them 13th and 17th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,281 face-off wins as opposed to 2,307 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 15th overall in the NHL. On defense Los Angeles has 1,983 hits and they've blocked 1,131 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 16th in the league.
The Ducks are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.7% for the season, which is 1st in the NHL. They have 2,339 face-off wins compared to 2,244 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 1,841 hits and they have blocked 1,162 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. Anaheim is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.3% as they've attempted 4,326 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,815 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.3% ranks 27th as they have 3,276 attempts while they have given up 3,653 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Ducks NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim +135
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim +135
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