Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks & Predictions 2/19/2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, February 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Kings at -111 and the Blackhawks at +101.
Los Angeles has a record of 31-22-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 17-13-2-0. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 167 goals and given up 145 goals for a point differential of +22. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-27-0 and an over/under record of 25-29-0. Chicago is 25-26-8 including 13-13-3-0 at home this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 169 goals and surrendered 170 for a goal differential of -1. Their record against the spread is 24-34-0 while their over/under record is 25-30-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 30-27-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 25-29-0 against the over/under this season
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 24-34-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 25-30-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
02/12/18 C Trevor Lewis Upper Body IR (02/09)
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/27/17 GO Corey Crawford Vertigo IR (12/26)
10/05/17 RW Marian Hossa Infection IR (10/03)
10/05/15 D Michal Rozsival Upper Body IR (10/03)
02/17/18 RW David Kampf Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Monday vs Los Angeles
02/16/18 D Jan Rutta Upper Body IR (02/05)
Anze Kopitar has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Kings. He has 23 goals this year with 135 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 21.9 minutes played per game. Dustin Brown averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 16 goals on 143 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 21 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,306 shots against him and he's given up 105 goals. He's made 1,201 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrick Kane has scored 53 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 21 goals this season with 207 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 20.3 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 15 goals on 170 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Anton Forsberg has 5 wins and 11 losses this year in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 591 shots against him and he's surrendered 55 goals. He's made 536 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 65 total points this season, which ranks them 18th in the NHL. They are 20th in the league in goals scored with 163 while they've given up 143 goals, ranking them 30th overall. They have had 163 power play opportunities and have scored 32 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 17th in the NHL. The Kings have allowed 197 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, putting them 5th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.26% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 4th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks are 23rd in the NHL with a total of 56 points this year. They have 34 power play goals on 214 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks them 29th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 180 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 7th in the NHL. As a team, the Blackhawks are 21st in the league with 162 goals scored while they've given up 169 goals, which is 14th overall. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.06%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 18th in the NHL.
Los Angeles has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've tried 3,312 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,352 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 15th in Corsi percentage. They are 20th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.3% as they have 2,463 shots while they've given up 2,534 attempts on defense. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the year. That puts them 14th and 13th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,685 face-off wins as opposed to 1,741 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That is 21st overall in the NHL. On defense Los Angeles has 1,444 hits and they've blocked 818 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 22nd in the league.
The Blackhawks are 2nd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 57.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 42.6% for the season, which is 30th in the NHL. They have 1,779 face-off wins compared to 1,810 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Chicago has 1,025 hits and they have blocked 810 shots from the opposition, which is 24th in the league. Chicago is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.6% as they've attempted 3,860 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,347 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.7% ranks 6th as they have 2,712 attempts while they have given up 2,537 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Blackhawks NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +101
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +101
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