Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 3/12/2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Vancouver Canucks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Monday, March 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +193 and the Kings at -215.
Vancouver has a record of 25-34-9 this season and on the road they have a record of 13-17-3-2. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 183 goals and given up 224 goals for a point differential of -41. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-43-0 and an over/under record of 40-28-0. Los Angeles has a record of 37-26-5 including 17-13-3-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 197 goals and surrendered 173 for a goal differential of +24. Their record against the spread is 37-31-0 while their over/under record is 31-34-0.
Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 25-43-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 40-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 37-31-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 31-34-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
03/08/18 RW Brock Boeser Back is out indefinitely
03/03/18 LW Sven Baertschi Shoulder is out for season
02/28/18 LW Loui Eriksson Ribs is out for season
02/15/18 D Christopher Tanev Leg IR (02/08)
02/09/18 C Brendan Gaunce Foot IR (02/07)
02/09/18 C Markus Granlund Ankle IR (02/07)
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jacob Markstrom has 18 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 1,437 shots against him and he's given up 130 goals. He's made 1,307 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Daniel Sedin has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 21 goals this year with 143 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 15 minutes played per game. Brock Boeser averages 17.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 29 goals on 179 shots. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 55 points on the season.
Anze Kopitar has scored 74 total points this year for the Kings. He has 27 goals this season with 166 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 47 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Jonathan Quick has 26 wins and 25 losses this year in goal for the Kings. He has 1,570 shots against him and he's surrendered 125 goals. He's made 1,445 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Dustin Brown averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 20 goals on 177 shots. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have allowed 233 power play opportunities and have given up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77% this year. That is 26th in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.96% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 28th in the league. The Canucks has 59 total points this season, ranking 28th in the NHL in offense. They are 25th in the league with 183 goals while they've given up 224 goals, which is 4th overall. They have had 214 power play opportunities and scored 46 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 8th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Kings are 17th with 197 goals scored while they are 29th in the NHL with 173 goals allowed this year. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.29%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 3rd place in the league. The Kings have a total of 79 points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 40 power play goals on 196 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks their power play unit 15th. They've allowed 229 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, which is 2nd overall.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 48.1% as they've tried 3,687 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,976 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 25th in Corsi percentage. They are 27th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.7% as they have 2,775 shots while they've given up 3,039 attempts on defense. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the year. That puts them 20th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,020 face-off wins as opposed to 2,077 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. On defense Vancouver has 1,388 hits and they've blocked 937 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 27th in the league.
The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the year. That ranks them 14th and 18th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,027 face-off wins as opposed to 2,063 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,741 hits and they've blocked 993 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 3,939 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,024 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 20th in the NHL at 49.3%, as they have 2,950 shots while they've given up 3,031 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Canucks/Kings NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -215
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -215
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.