Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (5-11-1, 8th in the Pacific Division) host the Minnesota Wild (6-10-1, 7th in the Central Division) at Staples Center on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The Wild open this game at -105 while the Kings are coming in at -115. The O/U opens at 6. The Wild are covering 35.3% of the time, having gone 6-11 SU. The Kings are covering 29.4% of the time, going 5-12 straight up.
The Minnesota Wild head into this game holding a record of 6 victories and 10 losses, which is good for 7th in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 46 goals which has them at 12th in the West and 24th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -14, which is good for 26th in the NHL. The Wild currently have a total of 13 points, which has them at 30th in the NHL and 14th in the conference. In connection with shots on goal, they currently have a total of 482 which has them at 15th in the West and 27th in the NHL. As a unit, Minnesota has a total of 250 hits which means they have an average of 14.7 per game. They currently have a total of 173 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk from Regina, Saskatchewan. He is 33 years old and has racked up 571 mins minding the goal for the year. Dubnyk is conceding an average of 3.57 goals per contest which has him sitting 22nd in the West and 44th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he's surrendered 34 goals. He's earned a save % of .887 which has him sitting 20th in the West.
The Minnesota Wild were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win over the Arizona Coyotes in their previous game. The Wild had a good offensive outing in this win. For this game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 24 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 1 power play opportunity and notched 1 goal on that chance. Minnesota ended up with a total of 6 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Wild sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 48 giving them a Corsi percentage of 41.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 while the Fenwick against sat at 37, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 43.1%. They won 13 face-off wins and were beaten on 27 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 38.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 105.6 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Arizona Coyotes earned 35 shots. They finished with 2 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play attempts.
The Kings will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the campaign they have 5 wins and 11 losses. When discussing goal differential, they rank 15th in the conference and 30th in the league with -23. They have a total of 43 goals for the season which is 15th in the conference. Los Angeles has a save % as a team of .870 which has them sitting 31st in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 7.1% which puts them at 15th in the conference. In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a bad campaign by giving up 4.27 goals per game and that has him ranked 25th in the Western Conference and 49th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 591 mins he's been on the ice this season, he has allowed 42 goals. He has a save % of .866, which puts him at 24th in the Western Conference and 50th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Los Angeles Kings opposed the Montreal Canadiens in a matchup where the Kings were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 3 - 2. For this matchup, Los Angeles had a 51.6% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 33 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.2% by notching a Fenwick of 22 and the Canadiens having a 21 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Los Angeles had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO of 100.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 51.3%. The Kings converted 2 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and netted 1 out of those chances. As for their opponent, the Canadiens had 6 power play attempts and went on to score 2 goals. Los Angeles allowed 37 shots on goal and the Canadiens earned 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (-105)
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