Nashville Predators at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Nashville Predators head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at +118 and the Kings at -130.
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Nashville has a record of 23-11-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 11-7-4-2. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have tallied 125 goals and surrendered 110 goals for a point differential of +15. For the year they have an ATS mark of 23-17-0 and an over/under record of 20-20-0. Los Angeles has a record of 24-12-5 including 11-5-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 123 goals and have given up 95 for a goal differential of +28. Their record against the spread is 24-17-0 while their over/under mark is 17-21-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 23-17-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 20-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 24-17-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 17-21-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/30/17 LW Filip Forsberg Upper Body IR (12/29)
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
12/19/17 D Christian Folin Upper Body IR (12/18)
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
Kevin Fiala has scored 26 total points this year for the Predators. He has 10 goals this season with 89 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 16 assists on the year and averages 15 minutes played per contest. P.K. Subban averages 24.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 9 goals on 94 attempts. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 19 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 952 shots against him and he's surrendered 72 goals. He's made 880 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Anze Kopitar has 43 total points this season for the Kings. He has 17 goals this year with 96 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 26 assists on the year and averages 21.9 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 15 goals on 100 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 32 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 19 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,017 shots against him and he's given up 73 goals. He's made 944 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 52 total points this year, which is 7th in the NHL. They've scored 125 goals while giving up 110 scores, which has them ranked 10th and 24th respectively. They have had 149 power play chances and scored 36 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That is 3rd in the league. The Predators have given up 163 power play opportunities and surrendered 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.12% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 4th in the league with a total of 53 points this season. They have 21 power play goals on 121 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 22nd in the NHL. They've given up 139 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%, ranking 1st overall. As a team, the Kings are 13th with a total of 123 goals scored while they've given up 95 goals this season, ranking 30th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.71%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 93%, putting them 1st overall in the NHL.
Nashville is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.6%, as they've attempted 2,328 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,365 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.5% as they have 1,748 attempts while they have given up 1,780 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 16th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 47% of the time, which is 29th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 53% for the season. That is 4th overall in the NHL. They have 1,332 face-off wins compared to 1,213 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.3%. That ranks them 5th in the league. On defense Nashville has 837 hits and they have blocked 585 shots from the opposition, putting them 21st overall.
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 15th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,240 face-off wins as opposed to 1,252 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 17th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,014 hits and they've blocked 576 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 22nd in blocked shots. Los Angeles is ranked 20th in Corsi percentage with 49.3% as they've tried 2,358 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,426 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 19th in the NHL at 48.9%, as they have 1,769 shots while they've given up 1,850 attempts on defense.
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