Lightning vs Kings Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-195) Kings (+175)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (29-15-5, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) travel to Staples Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (18-27-5, 8th in the Pacific Division). The Kings open this matchup at +175 while the Lightning are coming in at -195. The total opens at 6. The Lightning are covering 57.5% of the time, having gone 27-20 SU. The Kings are covering 36.0% of the time, going 18-32 straight up.
The Tampa Bay Lightning come into the game holding a record of 29 wins and 15 losses, which puts them at 2nd in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 175 goals which puts them at 4th in the conference and 5th in the league. Their goal differential is +35, which puts them at 3rd in the league. The Lightning have earned a total of 63 pts, which puts them at 5th in the league and 4th in the East. When talking about shots on goal, they have earned a total of 1,566 which puts them at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the league. As a unit, Tampa Bay has racked up a total of 1,033 hits which means they have an average of 21.1 per game. They have earned a total of 484 blocks for the year. The man in net for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy from London, Ontario. He is 25 years old and has played 2,166 minutes defending the net this year. Vasilevskiy is surrendering an average of 2.55 GAA which places him at 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 17th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he has surrendered 92 goals. He has a save % of .917 which places him at 9th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look for better times on the ice after their 3 - 2 defeat to the Dallas Stars their last time out. The Lightning didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. In this matchup, they netted 2 out of the 25 shots they tried. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Tampa Bay ended up with 8 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Lightning was 45 and the Corsi against was 58 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 43.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 while the Fenwick against was 43, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 39.4%. They took 18 face-off wins and were beaten on 23 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 43.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.2 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Dallas Stars racked up 35 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 minutes in the box and they tallied 4 power play opportunities.
The Kings will be the team across the ice and for the year they have 18 wins and 27 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are currently sitting 13th in the West and 27th in the NHL with -31. They have compiled a total of 125 goals for the season which puts them at 14th in the West. Los Angeles has a team save percentage of .892 which has them 28th in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.4% which puts them at 15th in the Western Conference. In goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a rough year by surrendering 3.01 goals per contest and that has him ranked 26th in the Western Conference and 47th in the NHL. In the 1,853 mins he has been on the ice this season, he's allowed 93 goals. His save percentage is .896, which has him ranking 29th in the Western Conference and 57th in the NHL.
The Los Angeles Kings squared up with the Philadelphia Flyers in an outing where the Kings took the defeat by a final of 4 - 1. In this game, Los Angeles wound up with a 62.8% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 59 while their opponent had a Corsi of 35. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 63.0% with a Fenwick of 46 and the Flyers finishing with a 27 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Los Angeles played and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 93.6 and they earned an oZS percentage of 78.1%. The Kings netted 1 goal of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Flyers had 2 power play attempts and came through by scoring 2 goals. Los Angeles conceded 26 shots on goal and the Flyers earned 4 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+175) and under the total goals
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