Kings vs Capitals Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+222) Capitals (-250)
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (19-29-5, 8th in the Pacific Division) are headed to Capital One Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Washington Capitals (35-13-5, 1st in the Metropolitan Division). The moneyline on this contest has the Kings coming in at +222 and the Capitals are at -250. The O/U opens at 6. The Kings cover 35.9% of the time, having gone 19-34 SU. The Capitals cover 64.0% of the time, going 32-18 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 19 wins and 29 defeats, putting them at 8th in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 131 goals which is 14th in the West and 29th in the league. Their goal differential is -34, putting them at 28th in the league. The Kings currently have a total of 43 points, which is 30th in the league and 15th in the West. When discussing shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,799 which is 2nd in the West and 3rd in the league. As a group, Los Angeles has collected a total of 1,063 hits which means they have an average of 20.1 per game. They currently have a total of 570 blocks for this year. The man in the crease for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has played a total of 1,968 mins in goal this season. Quick is giving up 3.02 GAA which has him placed 27th among West goalies and 49th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he has given up 99 goals. He's earned a save % of .895 which has him placed 29th among West goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3 - 1 loss against the Anaheim Ducks in their last game. The Kings had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. In this game, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 47 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts and were able to score 1 goal out of those tries. Los Angeles had 7 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Kings sat at 76 and the Corsi against was 41 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 65.0%. Their Fenwick was 65 and the Fenwick against was 36, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 64.4%. They earned 27 face-off wins and were beaten on 37 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 73.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 88.5 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Anaheim Ducks tallied a total of 28 shots. They had 9 penalty mins and they earned 1 power play chance.
The Capitals will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they sit with 35 wins and 13 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they currently sit 3rd in the conference and 3rd in the NHL with +34. They currently have a total of 190 goals for this year which ranks 1st in the East. Washington has a team save percentage of .901 which has them sitting 23rd in the NHL, meaning there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 11.1% which is good for 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In net for Washington is Ilya Samsonov who is having an ok season by giving up 2.21 goals per game and that has him ranked 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,193 mins he has been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 44 goals. He has a save % of .923, which puts him at 5th in the Eastern Conference and 10th in the NHL among goalies.
The Washington Capitals opposed the Pittsburgh Penguins in a matchup where the Capitals took the defeat by a final of 4 - 3. In this game, Washington wound up with a 69.5% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 66 and their opponent having a Corsi of 29. Their Fenwick percentage was 65.8% by notching a Fenwick of 48 and the Penguins finishing with a 25 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Washington had and it tells us they had an average game overall. They had a PDO of 92.6 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 69.3%. The Capitals converted 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. As for the opposition, the Penguins had 6 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. Washington gave up 33 shots on goal and the Penguins had a total of 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+222)
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