Winnipeg Jets vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Point Spread Picks 11/30/2019
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-134) Kings (+121)
Staples Center is the venue where Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (10-13-2, 8th in the Pacific Division) will play the Winnipeg Jets (15-9-1, 3rd in the Central Division) on Saturday. The Jets open this matchup at -134 while the Kings are priced at +121. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Jets cover 56.5% of the time, having gone 13-10 SU. Los Angeles is covering 40.0% of the time, going 10-15 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets step onto the ice with a record of 15 wins and 9 defeats, ranking them 3rd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 71 goals which puts them at 8th in the conference and 18th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -2, ranking them 20th in the NHL. The Jets have a total of 31 points, which puts them at 11th in the NHL and 5th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they have a total of 798 which puts them at 6th in the conference and 13th in the NHL. As a group, Winnipeg has obtained a total of 423 hits which means they are averaging 16.9 per game. They have a total of 219 blocks for this season. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has racked up 1,126 minutes minding the goal this season. Hellebuyck is conceding an average of 2.34 goals per game which has him ranked 5th among Western Conference goaltenders and 7th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's surrendered 44 goals. His save percentage is .930 which has him ranked 4th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Winnipeg Jets had a good night with a 5 - 1 win against the San Jose Sharks in their last contest. The Jets had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this win. For this game, they converted 5 of the 26 shots they put on net. They also had 3 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those tries. Winnipeg earned a total of 34 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Jets was 21 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 36.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 18 and the Fenwick against sat at 25, which means they earned a rate of 41.9%. They won 15 face-off wins and were beaten on 16 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 47.1% and they had a PDO of 121.4 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the San Jose Sharks earned a total of 33 shots. They ended the game with 18 penalty minutes and they tallied 6 power play chances.
The Kings will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 10 victories and 13 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are currently ranked 14th in the conference and 28th in the NHL with -17. They currently have a total of 67 goals for the season which is good for 14th in the Western Conference. Los Angeles has a save percentage as a team of .882 which has them 31st in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 7.7% putting them at 14th in the Western Conference. In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a bad campaign by giving up 3.33 GAA and that has him 22nd in the Western Conference and 42nd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,011 mins he's been on the ice this year, he's surrendered 56 goals. He's earned a save % of .885, which has him sitting 25th in the Western Conference and 48th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Los Angeles Kings faced off against the New York Islanders in a game where the Kings got the win by a score of 4 - 1. In their game, Los Angeles earned a 50.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 40 and the other team having a Corsi of 39. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.6% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Islanders finishing with a 23 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Los Angeles played and they showed up in this game. Their PDO was 107.3 and their oZS percentage was 48.4%. The Kings scored 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and were able to notch 1 out of those chances. Regarding the opposition, the Islanders had 3 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Los Angeles gave up 25 shots on goal and the Islanders racked up 10 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-134)
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