Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Parlay 10/30/2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (4-8-0, 8th in the Pacific Division) play the Vancouver Canucks (7-3-1, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Staples Center on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The odds on this matchup have the Canucks priced at -125 and the Kings are at +113. The over/under is set at 6. The Canucks cover 55.6% of the time, having gone 5-4 SU. The Kings cover 33.3% of the time, going 4-8 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this matchup with a record of 7 wins and 3 defeats, putting them at 3rd in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 40 goals which is good for 4th in the Western Conference and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +14, putting them at 2nd in the league. The Canucks have compiled a total of 15 pts, which is good for 11th in the league and 6th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 359 which is good for 6th in the conference and 16th in the league. As a unit, Vancouver has compiled a total of 146 hits which means they are averaging 13.3 per contest. They have compiled a total of 122 blocks for the season. The man looking after the goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has totaled 427 minutes defending the net this season. Markstrom is allowing an average of 2.53 goals per contest which has him placed 11th among West goalies and 17th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's allowed 18 goals. His save % is .920 which has him placed 10th among West goalies.
The Vancouver Canucks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 7 - 2 victory over the Florida Panthers in their previous contest. The Canucks had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this win. In this matchup, they netted 7 of the 36 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Vancouver ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Canucks was 36 and the Corsi against was 40 giving them a Corsi percentage of 47.4%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against was 26, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 52.7%. They took 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 47.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 123.7 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Florida Panthers racked up a total of 31 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play attempts.
The Kings are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 4 wins and 8 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 15th in the conference and 31st in the NHL with -18. They have a total of 31 goals for this year which ranks them 11th in the conference. Los Angeles has a team save % of .856 which has them 31st in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 6.9% which is good for 15th in the West. In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a rough season by giving up 4.48 goals per game and that places him 23rd in the West and 49th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 415 minutes he has been on the ice, he has given up 31 goals. He has a save % of .849, which places him at 24th in the West and 51st in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Los Angeles Kings faced off against the Chicago Blackhawks in an outing where the Kings were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 5 - 1. For this matchup, Los Angeles wound up with a 51.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 37 and the other team having a Corsi of 35. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 48.2% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Blackhawks having earned a 29 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Los Angeles had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO of 79.0 and their oZS percentage was 64.7%. The Kings netted 1 goal of the 39 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing the opposition, the Blackhawks had 2 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. Los Angeles allowed 26 shots on goal and the Blackhawks had a total of 8 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+113) and under 2.5 total goals
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