Los Angeles Kings vs. Detroit Red Wings - 12/15/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-140) Red Wings (+127)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (8-22-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division) play the Los Angeles Kings (13-18-2, 8th in the Pacific Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, December 15, 2019. The Red Wings open this contest at +127 while the Kings are priced at -140. The over/under opens at 6. The Kings cover 39.4% of the time, having gone 13-20 SU. Detroit covers 24.2% of the time, going 8-25 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings come into the game with a record of 13 wins and 18 defeats, putting them at 8th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 82 goals which has them sitting at 15th in the Western Conference and 28th in the league. Their goal differential is -22, putting them at 28th in the league. The Kings have earned a total of 28 pts, which has them sitting at 29th in the league and 15th in the West. When talking about shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,118 which has them sitting at 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the league. As a unit, Los Angeles has obtained a total of 653 hits which means they have an average of 19.8 per contest. They have earned a total of 374 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has racked up 1,307 mins minding the goal for the campaign. Quick is giving up an average of 3.03 GAA which has him placed 24th in the West and 47th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he has surrendered 66 goals. He holds a save percentage of .893 which has him placed 29th in the West.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in their last game. The Kings didn't have a great showing offensively in the win. For this game, they netted 2 out of the 27 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal out of those tries. Los Angeles ended up with 11 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Kings was 41 and the Corsi against was 64 giving them a Corsi percentage of 39.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 while the Fenwick against sat at 51, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 39.3%. They earned 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 37.8% and they had a PDO of 104.8 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Anaheim Ducks tallied 37 shots. They had a total of 11 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Red Wings are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 8 victories and 22 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 16th in the conference and 31st in the league with -58. They currently have a total of 72 goals for this season which is 16th in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has a team save percentage of .877 which has them sitting 31st in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 7.5% ranking them 15th in the conference. In net for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having a bad season by surrendering 3.34 goals per contest and that has him ranked 29th in the Eastern Conference and 60th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,115 mins he has played, he has allowed 62 goals. His save percentage is .890, which places him at 29th in the Eastern Conference and 60th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings went up against the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup where the Red Wings notched a victory by a tally of 5 - 2. For this game, Detroit went home with a 51.1% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 47 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 45. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 52.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 40 and the Jets having earned a 36 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Detroit played and they showed up in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 102.5 and they earned an oZS percentage of 47.2%. The Red Wings netted 5 goals of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this outing and scored 2 out of those chances. Regarding the opposition, the Jets had 1 power play attempt but didn't tally a goal. Detroit gave up 28 shots on goal and the Jets had a total of 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+127)
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