Kings vs Lightning Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/14/2020
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+260) Lightning (-295)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (27-14-4, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) host the Los Angeles Kings (18-25-4, 7th in the Pacific Division) at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The moneyline on this contest has the Kings priced at +260 and the Lightning are at -295. The over/under has been set at 6. The Kings cover 38.3% of the time, having gone 18-29 SU. The Lightning cover 59.1% of the time, going 26-18 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 18 wins and 25 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 118 goals which ranks them 14th in the Western Conference and 29th in the league. Their goal differential is -27, ranking them 26th in the league. The Kings currently have a total of 40 points, which ranks them 28th in the league and 14th in the conference. When talking about shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,575 which ranks them 2nd in the West and 3rd in the league. As a unit, Los Angeles has collected a total of 915 hits which means they are averaging 19.5 per contest. They currently have a total of 515 blocks for this season. The man protecting the goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has racked up 1,788 minutes defending the net for the season. Quick is conceding an average of 3.02 goals per game which has him ranked 24th among Western Conference goalies and 45th in the NHL. For the season, he has surrendered 90 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .895 which has him ranked 31st among Western Conference goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings will look for better times on the ice after their 2 - 0 defeat to the Carolina Hurricanes in their previous contest. The Kings didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. In this game, they earned a goal on 0 out of the 41 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't net one. Los Angeles had 4 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Kings sat at 65 and the Corsi against was 51 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 56.0%. Their Fenwick was 51 and the Fenwick against sat at 41, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 55.4%. They earned 21 face-off wins and were beaten on 28 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 65.7% and they had a PDO of 92.6 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes tallied 30 shots. They finished with a total of 4 minutes in the box and they had 2 power play attempts.
The Lightning will be the team across the ice and for the current year they sit with 27 wins and 14 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are currently sitting 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the NHL with +31. They have a total of 161 goals for the season which ranks 3rd in the conference. Tampa Bay has a save % as a team of .907 which has them sitting 12th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 11.1% which puts them at 1st in the East. In net for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.58 goals per game and that ranks him 9th among East goaltenders and 17th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,979 mins he has played this season, he has surrendered 85 goals. He holds a save % of .915, which has him ranking 9th among East goaltenders and 20th in the NHL among goalies.
The Tampa Bay Lightning opposed the New Jersey Devils in a matchup where the Lightning took the loss by a score of 3 - 1. While out there on the ice, Tampa Bay went home with a 68.0% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 51 and their opponent having a Corsi of 24. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 72.7% with a Fenwick of 40 and the Devils earning a 15 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Tampa Bay had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 74.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 60.4%. The Lightning notched 1 goal out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but didn't score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Devils had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Tampa Bay allowed 20 shots on goal and the Devils had a total of 9 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+260)
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