Kings vs Hurricanes Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/11/2020
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+197) Hurricanes (-220)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (25-16-2, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) play the Los Angeles Kings (18-24-4, 7th in the Pacific Division) at PNC Arena on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The line on this matchup has the Kings coming in at +197 and the Hurricanes are at -220. The O/U is set at 6. The Kings cover 39.1% of the time, having gone 18-28 SU. Carolina covers 56.1% of the time, going 23-18 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 18 victories and 24 losses, which puts them at 7th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 118 goals which has them ranked at 14th in the West and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -25, which puts them at 26th in the league. The Kings have a total of 40 points, which has them ranked at 27th in the league and 14th in the Western Conference. In the matter of shots at the opposition, they have a total of 1,534 which has them ranked at 2nd in the West and 3rd in the league. As a team, Los Angeles currently has a total of 890 hits which means they are averaging 19.3 per game. They have a total of 505 blocks for the year. Protecting the goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has racked up 1,788 mins in goal for the season. Quick is allowing 3.02 goals against average which ranks him 24th in the West and 43rd in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he has surrendered 90 goals. He's earned a save % of .895 which ranks him 30th in the West.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in their last game. The Kings had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. In this outing, they scored on 5 of the 23 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity and were able to score 1 goal on that try. Los Angeles ended up with a total of 2 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Kings sat at 44 and the Corsi against was 75 giving them a Corsi percentage of 37.0%. Their Fenwick was 31 while the Fenwick against was 58, meaning they had a rate of 34.8%. They took 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost 41 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 30.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 114.6 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Vegas Golden Knights tallied 46 shots. They had 2 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 1 power play opportunity.
The Hurricanes are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 25 wins and 16 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are ranked 5th in the East and 7th in the league with +20. They currently have a total of 143 goals for the season which puts them at 8th in the East. Carolina has a team save percentage of .900 which has them sitting 20th in the league, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.7% which puts them at 10th in the conference. In goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.74 GAA and that has him ranked 12th in the East and 22nd in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,644 mins he's played this season, he has surrendered 75 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .901, which has him ranking 23rd in the East and 46th in the NHL among goalies.
The Carolina Hurricanes opposed the Philadelphia Flyers in a game where the Hurricanes earned a win by a mark of 5 - 4. In their game, Carolina went home with a 57.9% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 55 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 40. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 56.4% by earning a Fenwick of 44 and the Flyers ending the game with a 34 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Carolina had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO was 93.4 and their percentage of oZS was 62.2%. The Hurricanes netted 5 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but were not able to net one. Regarding their opponent, the Flyers had 2 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Carolina gave way to 21 shots on goal and the Flyers racked up a total of 2 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-220)
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