Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild NHL Betting Tips 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Xcel Energy Center
Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild (3-7-0, 7th in the Central Division) play the Los Angeles Kings (4-6-0, 8th in the Pacific Division) at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Wild open this matchup at -125 while the Kings are priced at +113. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Kings are covering 40.0% of the time, having gone 4-6 SU. The Wild are covering 30.0% of the time, going 3-7 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings come into the game holding a record of 4 wins and 6 defeats, which puts them at 8th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 29 goals which is good for 7th in the Western Conference and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -10, which puts them at 29th in the NHL. The Kings have earned a total of 8 points, which is good for 25th in the NHL and 13th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 377 which is good for 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the NHL. As a unit, Los Angeles has obtained a total of 154 hits which has them averaging 15.4 per contest. They have earned a total of 117 blocks for this season. In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has played 355 minutes defending the goal for the year. Quick is conceding an average of 4.39 goals against average which puts him at 22nd in the Western Conference and 48th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's given up 26 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .854 which puts him at 22nd in the Western Conference.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the losing side of the ice with a 5 - 2 defeat against the St. Louis Blues their last time out. The Kings could have played much better offensively in this loss. For this matchup, they scored on 2 of the 35 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Los Angeles ended up with a total of 13 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Kings sat at 31 and the Corsi against was 47 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 39.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 and the Fenwick against sat at 32, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.5%. They earned 17 face-off wins and lost 14 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 30.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.5 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the St. Louis Blues racked up 35 shots. They finished with a total of 11 minutes in the box and they had 4 power play chances.
The Wild will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 3 victories and 7 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are currently ranked 15th in the conference and 31st in the NHL with -15. They have compiled a total of 21 goals for the season which is 14th in the conference. Minnesota has a save percentage as a team of .881 which has them ranked 29th in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.0% putting them at 15th in the conference. In net for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk who is having a bad season by giving up 3.92 goals per game and that has him ranked 20th in the Western Conference and 44th in the NHL. In the 352 mins he's played this season, he has allowed 23 goals. His save percentage is .880, which has him sitting 20th in the Western Conference and 44th in the NHL.
The Minnesota Wild faced the Nashville Predators in an outing where the Wild ended up taking the loss by a final of 4 - 0. While out there on the ice, Minnesota earned a 50.6% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 39 while their opponent had a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 54.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Predators having a 24 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Minnesota played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 80.0 and they had an oZS percentage of 42.4%. The Wild converted 0 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but didn't score a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Predators had 1 power play opportunity but were not able to use the chance to their advantage. Minnesota allowed 21 shots on goal and the Predators racked up a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+113) and over 2.5 total goals
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