Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers - 12/6/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+149) Oilers (-165)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (17-10-3, 1st in the Pacific Division) host the Los Angeles Kings (11-16-2, 8th in the Pacific Division) at Rogers Place on Friday, December 6, 2019. The Kings open this matchup at +149 while the Oilers are coming in at -165. The over/under opens at 6. The Kings are covering 37.9% of the time, having gone 11-18 SU. The Oilers are covering 53.6% of the time, going 15-13 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 11 victories and 16 losses, ranking them 8th in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 73 goals which has them at 14th in the West and 27th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -23, ranking them 29th in the NHL. The Kings have compiled a total of 24 pts, which has them at 29th in the NHL and 15th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 996 which has them at 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the NHL. As a team, Los Angeles currently has a total of 442 hits which has them averaging 15.2 per contest. They have compiled a total of 298 blocks for the season. The man protecting the net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,129 minutes protecting the goal for the year. Quick is allowing an average of 3.29 goals per contest which has him sitting 26th among West goalies and 46th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this year, he has surrendered 62 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .883 which has him sitting 28th among West goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3 - 1 loss against the Washington Capitals in their last contest. The Kings didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. For this game, they finished 1 out of the 23 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to net one. Los Angeles ended up with 4 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Kings was 32 and the Corsi against was 40 giving them a Corsi percentage of 44.4%. Their Fenwick was 24 while the Fenwick against sat at 31, which earned them a rate of 43.6%. They took 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 40.5% and they had a PDO of 86.7 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Washington Capitals racked up 22 shots. They finished with a total of 6 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 2 power play attempts.
The Oilers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 17 wins and 10 losses. In terms of goal differential, they sit 8th in the Western Conference and 15th in the league with +3. They currently have a total of 91 goals for the season which ranks them 3rd in the West. Edmonton has a save percentage as a team of .907 which currently has them sitting 17th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 10.5% which puts them at 2nd in the Western Conference. In net for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having an average campaign by surrendering 2.88 goals per contest and that has him 19th in the West and 32nd in the NHL. In the 855 mins he's been on the ice, he has given up 41 goals. He has a save percentage of .905, which ranks him 20th in the West and 36th in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers played the Ottawa Senators in a matchup where the Oilers ended up losing by a final score of 5 - 2. In this game, Edmonton wound up with a 50.7% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 35 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 34. Their Fenwick rate was 51.9% with a Fenwick of 28 and the Senators ending the game with a 26 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Edmonton had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO of 84.0 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 45.8%. The Oilers scored 2 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. They had 7 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 out of those chances. Regarding the opposition, the Senators had 2 power play attempts and came through by scoring 1 goal. Edmonton gave up 25 shots on goal and the Senators had a total of 14 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-165)
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