Detroit Red Wings vs Los Angeles Kings Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 11/14/2019
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+100) Kings (-154)
Staples Center is the site where Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (6-11-1, 8th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (7-12-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) on Thursday. The Red Wings open this matchup at +100 while the Kings are coming in at -154. The over/under is set at 6. The Red Wings cover 35.0% of the time, having gone 7-13 SU. Los Angeles covers 33.3% of the time, going 6-12 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this matchup with a record of 7 wins and 12 losses, which puts them at 7th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 46 goals which has them at 14th in the conference and 26th in the league. Their goal differential is -29, which puts them at 31st in the league. The Red Wings have a total of 15 pts, which has them at 27th in the league and 14th in the conference. When discussing shots toward the net, they have a total of 607 which has them at 5th in the Eastern Conference and 10th in the league. As a group, Detroit has earned a total of 288 hits which has them averaging 14.4 per game. They have a total of 217 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Detroit is Jimmy Howard from Laval, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has been on the ice a total of 526 mins minding the net this season. Howard is giving up 3.99 goals per game which puts him at 24th among Eastern Conference goalies and 48th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this season, he has allowed 35 goals. He has a save percentage of .887 which puts him at 23rd among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Detroit Red Wings went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4 - 3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in their last contest. The Red Wings played really well in this win. For this game, they finished 4 of the 36 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Detroit racked up a total of 13 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 50 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 45.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 and the Fenwick against was 36, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 47.1%. They won 28 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 54.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.6 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Anaheim Ducks racked up a total of 27 shots. They ended the game with 17 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play chances.
The Kings are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 6 wins and 11 losses. In discussing goal differential, they are sitting 15th in the Western Conference and 30th in the league with -21. They have compiled a total of 46 goals for the season which ranks them 13th in the West. Los Angeles has a team save % of .875 which has them ranked 31st in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.2% which puts them at 15th in the West. In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a tough campaign by surrendering 3.96 goals per game and that has him ranked 24th in the Western Conference and 47th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 651 mins he has been on the ice, he's allowed 43 goals. He holds a save percentage of .874, which has him placed 24th in the Western Conference and 50th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Los Angeles Kings went up against the Minnesota Wild in a matchup where the Kings ended up with the win by a mark of 3 - 1. In their game, Los Angeles went home with a 51.6% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 49 and their opponent having a Corsi of 46. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 53.5% by earning a Fenwick of 38 and the Wild earning a 33 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Los Angeles played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their PDO was 106.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 52.8%. The Kings scored 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but didn't score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Wild had 3 power play attempts but were not able to notch a goal. Los Angeles gave up 28 shots on goal and the Wild ended up with 14 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+100)
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