New Jersey Devils at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 3/17/2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
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The New Jersey Devils travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Devils at +136 and the Kings at -150.
New Jersey has a record of 36-26-8 this season and on the road they have a record of 18-12-5-3. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 212 goals and given up 211 goals for a point differential of +1. For the season they have an ATS record of 36-34-0 and an over/under record of 34-34-0. Los Angeles has a record of 39-26-6 including 19-13-3-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 207 goals and surrendered 178 for a goal differential of +29. Their record against the spread is 39-32-0 while their over/under record is 32-36-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 36-34-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 34-34-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 39-32-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 32-36-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
03/16/18 C Pavel Zacha Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Los Angeles
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/23)
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cory Schneider has 17 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 1,188 shots against him and he's given up 105 goals. He's made 1,083 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Nico Hischier has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Devils. He has 15 goals this year with 155 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 16.2 minutes played per game. Taylor Hall averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 31 goals on 232 shots. He has 45 assists, giving him a total of 76 points on the season.
Dustin Brown has scored 48 total points this year for the Kings. He has 21 goals this season with 186 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Jonathan Quick has 28 wins and 25 losses this year in goal for the Kings. He has 1,626 shots against him and he's surrendered 126 goals. He's made 1,500 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Anze Kopitar averages 22 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 29 goals on 173 shots. He has 51 assists, giving him a total of 80 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have allowed 227 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82% this year. That is 8th in the NHL. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.60% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 20th in the league. The Devils has 80 total points this season, ranking 18th in the NHL in offense. They are 12th in the league with 212 goals while they've given up 211 goals, which is 14th overall. They have had 216 power play opportunities and scored 45 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 15th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Kings are 15th with 207 goals scored while they are 30th in the NHL with 178 goals allowed this year. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.35%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 3rd place in the league. The Kings have a total of 84 points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 42 power play goals on 207 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks their power play unit 16th. They've allowed 235 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, which is 2nd overall.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 48.8% as they've tried 3,907 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,107 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 21st in Corsi percentage. They are 18th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.5% as they have 3,033 shots while they've given up 3,098 attempts on defense. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the year. That puts them 25th and 9th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,025 face-off wins as opposed to 2,260 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That is 30th overall in the NHL. On defense New Jersey has 1,554 hits and they've blocked 1,009 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 19th in the league.
The Kings are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the season, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 2,110 face-off wins compared to 2,149 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,819 hits and they have blocked 1,042 shots from the opposition, which is 15th in the league. Los Angeles is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.6% as they've attempted 4,118 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,190 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.5% ranks 16th as they have 3,084 attempts while they have given up 3,148 shots on the defensive end.
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