Nashville Predators vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Point Spread Picks 10/12/2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings (1-2-0, 7th in the Pacific Division) play the Nashville Predators (3-1-0, 3rd in the Central Division) at Staples Center on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The Predators open this contest at -150 while the Kings are coming in at +136. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Predators are covering 75.0% of the time, having gone 3-1 SU. Los Angeles covers 33.3% of the time, going 1-2 straight up.
The Nashville Predators had a good night with a 6 - 5 win over the Washington Capitals in their previous contest. The Predators had a impressive offensive performance in the win. In this matchup, they converted 6 of the 38 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and notched 1 goal out of those chances. Nashville had 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 30 giving them a Corsi percentage of 61.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 37 while the Fenwick against sat at 23, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 61.7%. They won 24 face-off wins and lost 25 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 58.1% and they had a PDO of 103.6 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Washington Capitals put up 26 shots. They had 8 penalty minutes and they had 4 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 6 total points this season, which ranks them 8th in the NHL. They are 2nd in the league in goals scored with 19 while they've given up 14 goals, ranking them 11th overall. They have had 13 power play opportunities and have scored 3 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 15th in the NHL. The Predators have allowed 12 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 67%, putting them 25th in the league when short-handed. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 13.87% for the season. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 88%. That puts them 23rd in the league in stopping the puck.
The Los Angeles Kings played the Vancouver Canucks in a game where the Kings ended up taking the loss by a final score of 8 - 2. For this outing, Los Angeles went home with a 50.6% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 43 while the opposition had a Corsi of 42. Their Fenwick percentage was 52.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Canucks finishing with a 28 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Los Angeles had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO of 72.2 and they had an oZS percentage of 43.9%. The Kings notched 2 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one but didn't score a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Canucks had 2 power play chances and went on to score 1 goal on that attempt. Los Angeles conceded 25 shots on goal and the Canucks had a total of 8 penalty mins.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 26th in the NHL with a total of 2 points this year. They have 2 power play goals on 11 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That ranks them 21st in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 9 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 67%. That is 27th in the NHL. As a team, the Kings are 16th in the league with 11 goals scored while they've given up 17 goals, which is 6th overall. They average 37 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.91%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 80%. That is 31st in the NHL.
Nashville is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 56.5%, as they've attempted 188 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 145 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 57.6% as they have 147 attempts while they have given up 108 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 2nd in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time, which is 15th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season. That is 17th overall in the NHL. They have 102 face-off wins compared to 93 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.3%. That ranks them 9th in the league. On defense Nashville has 44 hits and they have blocked 37 shots from the opposition, putting them 17th overall.
The Kings are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 85 face-off wins compared to 64 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 57%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 47 hits and they have blocked 35 shots from the opposition, which is 21st in the league. Los Angeles is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.8% as they've attempted 120 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 116 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.4% ranks 8th as they have 89 attempts while they have given up 81 shots on the defensive end.
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