Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 4/5/2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
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The Minnesota Wild head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at +100 and the Kings at -110.
Minnesota has a record of 44-25-10 this year and away from home they have a record of 17-19-2-2. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have tallied 242 goals and surrendered 221 goals for a point differential of +21. For the year they have an ATS mark of 44-35-0 and an over/under record of 39-36-0. Los Angeles has a record of 44-28-8 including 22-14-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 232 goals and have given up 195 for a goal differential of +37. Their record against the spread is 44-36-0 while their over/under mark is 35-42-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 44-35-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 39-36-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 44-36-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 35-42-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
04/03/18 D Gustav Olofsson Upper Body is "?" Wednesday vs Anaheim
04/01/18 D Ryan Suter Ankle is out indefinitely
03/15/18 D Jared Spurgeon Groin is out indefinitely
03/05/18 C Luke Kunin ACL is out for season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
04/03/18 C Alex Iafallo Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs Minnesota
04/03/18 D Derek Forbort Lower Body is OUT Thursday vs Minnesota
03/29/18 D Jake Muzzin Upper Body is out indefinitely
Jason Zucker has scored 61 total points this year for the Wild. He has 31 goals this season with 212 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 17 minutes played per contest. Eric Staal averages 17.9 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 40 goals on 229 attempts. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 74 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 34 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Wild. He has 1,710 shots against him and he's surrendered 140 goals. He's made 1,570 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Anze Kopitar has 91 total points this season for the Kings. He has 35 goals this year with 195 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 56 assists on the year and averages 22.1 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 24 goals on 213 attempts. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 57 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 32 wins and 27 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,822 shots against him and he's given up 139 goals. He's made 1,683 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 98 total points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They've scored 242 goals while giving up 221 scores, which has them ranked 13th and 22nd respectively. They have had 235 power play chances and scored 48 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 17th in the league. The Wild have given up 261 power play opportunities and surrendered 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 13th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.09% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 11th in the league with a total of 96 points this season. They have 48 power play goals on 231 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 14th in the NHL. They've given up 258 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking 2nd overall. As a team, the Kings are 17th with a total of 232 goals scored while they've given up 195 goals this season, ranking 31st in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.35%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 47% as they've tried 4,204 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,734 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 28th in Corsi percentage. They are 25th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.1% as they have 3,238 shots while they've given up 3,493 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the year. That puts them 23rd and 8th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,334 face-off wins as opposed to 2,339 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That is 16th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 1,304 hits and they've blocked 1,241 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
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 13th and 17th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,365 face-off wins as opposed to 2,396 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 15th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 2,078 hits and they've blocked 1,179 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 16th in blocked shots. Los Angeles is ranked 16th in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they've tried 4,616 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,708 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 16th in the NHL at 49.5%, as they have 3,465 shots while they've given up 3,529 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Wild/Kings NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +100
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +100
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