Carolina Hurricanes vs Los Angeles Kings Expert NHL Picks 10/15/2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Andrei Svechnikov and the Carolina Hurricanes (5-1-0, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) are headed to Staples Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (2-3-0, 6th in the Pacific Division). The moneyline on this contest has the Hurricanes coming in at -155 and the Kings are at +140. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Hurricanes are covering 80.0% of the time, having gone 4-1 SU. The Kings are covering 40.0% of the time, going 2-3 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3 - 2 defeat against the Columbus Blue Jackets their last time out. The Hurricanes had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. For this game, they netted 2 of the 32 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. Carolina ended up with 6 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes sat at 37 and the Corsi against was 41 giving them a Corsi percentage of 47.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 and the Fenwick against sat at 32, which means they had a rate of 46.7%. They took 30 face-off wins and were beaten on 15 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 54.7% and they had a PDO of 96.3 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Columbus Blue Jackets racked up a total of 35 shots. They had 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play opportunities.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have 10 total points this season, which ranks them 1st in the NHL. They are 4th in the league in goals scored with 23 while they've given up 16 goals, ranking them 19th overall. They have had 20 power play opportunities and have scored 5 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. That is 13th in the NHL. The Hurricanes have allowed 27 power play opportunities and have given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 20th in the league when short-handed. They average 37 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.36% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 11th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Los Angeles Kings went up against the Vegas Golden Knights in a game where the Kings ended up taking the loss by a tally of 5 - 2. While out there on the ice, Los Angeles wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 44 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 44. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 50.7% by earning a Fenwick of 37 and the Golden Knights having earned a 36 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 97.2 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 63.9%. The Kings netted 2 goals of the 38 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Golden Knights had 3 power play attempts and used that advantage to score 3 goals of those attempts. Los Angeles allowed 36 shots on goal and the Golden Knights earned a total of 6 penalty mins.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 24th in the NHL with a total of 4 points this year. They have 2 power play goals on 16 opportunities for a percentage of 13%. That ranks them 25th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 16 power play opportunities and have given up 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 56%. That is 30th in the NHL. As a team, the Kings are 11th in the league with 20 goals scored while they've given up 26 goals, which is 2nd overall. They average 37 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.70%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 83%. That is 31st in the NHL.
Carolina is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.2%, as they've attempted 266 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 244 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.9% as they have 202 attempts while they have given up 180 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 6th in the league. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 53.9% of the time, which is 7th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.1% for the season. That is 25th overall in the NHL. They have 148 face-off wins compared to 134 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That ranks them 7th in the league. On defense Carolina has 89 hits and they have blocked 64 shots from the opposition, putting them 4th overall.
The Kings are 11th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.7% for the season, which is 21st in the NHL. They have 126 face-off wins compared to 119 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 92 hits and they have blocked 50 shots from the opposition, which is 20th in the league. Los Angeles is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.3% as they've attempted 214 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 195 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.6% ranks 7th as they have 161 attempts while they have given up 145 shots on the defensive end.
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