Los Angeles Kings at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 2/1/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Kings at +100 and the Predators at -110.
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Los Angeles has a record of 27-18-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 15-9-2-0. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 142 goals and given up 121 goals for a point differential of +21. For the season they have an ATS record of 27-23-0 and an over/under record of 21-26-0. Nashville has a record of 29-12-7 including 16-5-3-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 146 goals and surrendered 125 for a goal differential of +21. Their record against the spread is 29-19-0 while their over/under record is 23-25-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 27-23-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 21-26-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 29-19-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 23-25-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
01/30/18 D Derek Forbort Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs Nashville
01/30/18 C Nick Shore Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs Nashville
01/30/18 Marian Gaborik Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Nashville
01/29/18 GO Jonathan Quick Undisclosed IR (01/28)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/30/17 LW Filip Forsberg Upper Body IR (12/29)
Darcy Kuemper has 7 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 394 shots against him and he's given up 24 goals. He's made 370 saves for a save percentage of 94%. Dustin Brown has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Kings. He has 15 goals this year with 134 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19.6 minutes played per game. Anze Kopitar averages 22 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 34 assists, giving him a total of 53 points on the season.
P.K. Subban has scored 37 total points this year for the Predators. He has 12 goals this season with 113 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 24.1 minutes played per game. Pekka Rinne has 24 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Predators. He has 1,103 shots against him and he's surrendered 81 goals. He's made 1,022 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Kevin Fiala averages 15.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 13 goals on 114 shots. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have allowed 174 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86% this year. That is 1st in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.21% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is ranked 1st in the league. The Kings has 59 total points this season, ranking 11th in the NHL in offense. They are 19th in the league with 142 goals while they've given up 121 goals, which is 30th overall. They have had 147 power play opportunities and scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 21st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Predators are 16th with 146 goals scored while they are 29th in the NHL with 125 goals allowed this year. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.88%. They give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 2nd place in the league. The Predators have a total of 65 points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They have 40 power play goals on 169 opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That ranks their power play unit 3rd. They've allowed 181 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, which is 8th overall.
Los Angeles has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've tried 2,914 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,935 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 16th in Corsi percentage. They are 19th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.4% as they have 2,166 shots while they've given up 2,220 attempts on defense. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 51.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.8% for the year. That puts them 13th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,490 face-off wins as opposed to 1,528 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That is 21st overall in the NHL. On defense Los Angeles has 1,253 hits and they've blocked 715 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 19th in the league.
The Predators are 29th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.2% for the season, which is 7th in the NHL. They have 1,586 face-off wins compared to 1,437 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense Nashville has 998 hits and they have blocked 710 shots from the opposition, which is 21st in the league. Nashville is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they've attempted 2,770 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,830 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.5% ranks 16th as they have 2,080 attempts while they have given up 2,120 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Predators NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -110
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -110
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