Los Angeles Kings vs Winnipeg Jets Predictions, NHL Pick, Odds, Tips 2/18/2020
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+144) Jets (-160)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (30-25-5, 5th in the Central Division) host the Los Angeles Kings (21-33-5, 8th in the Pacific Division) at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The line on this matchup has the Kings priced at +144 and the Jets are at -160. The total has been set at 6. The Kings cover 35.6% of the time, having gone 21-38 SU. Winnipeg covers 47.4% of the time, going 27-30 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 21 victories and 33 defeats, ranking them 8th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 145 goals which ranks 15th in the Western Conference and 30th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -40, ranking them 30th in the NHL. The Kings currently have a total of 47 pts, which ranks 30th in the NHL and 15th in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,991 which ranks 2nd in the West and 4th in the NHL. As a team, Los Angeles has a total of 1,177 hits which has them averaging 19.9 per game. They currently have a total of 623 blocks for the season. The man looking after the goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has racked up 2,204 minutes protecting the net for the campaign. Quick is allowing an average of 2.99 GAA which has him ranking 26th among Western Conference goaltenders and 49th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he's surrendered 110 goals. He holds a save % of .897 which has him ranking 29th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Los Angeles Kings went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3 - 1 win over the Colorado Avalanche in their last contest. The Kings offense didn't overly impress in this victory. While out there on the ice, they converted 3 of the 23 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't net one. Los Angeles racked up a total of 4 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Kings was 52 and the Corsi against at even strength was 55 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 48.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 while the Fenwick against was 46, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 43.2%. They earned 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost 30 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 51.7% and they had a PDO of 112.0 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche racked up a total of 33 shots. They ended the game with 4 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play chances.
The Jets will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 30 wins and 25 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 9th in the Western Conference and 20th in the NHL with -4. They currently have a total of 176 goals for the year which is good for 7th in the West. Winnipeg has a team save percentage of .909 which has them ranked 11th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.4% which is good for 7th in the West. In goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having an average campaign by allowing 2.70 GAA and that places him 9th in the Western Conference and 21st among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,734 minutes he's played, he's surrendered 123 goals. His save % is .919, which puts him at 7th in the Western Conference and 13th among goalies in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets opposed the Chicago Blackhawks in a game where the Jets earned a victory by a tally of 3 - 2. While out there on the ice, Winnipeg had a 53.1% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 68 while the opposition had a Corsi of 60. Their Fenwick percentage was 52.0% by earning a Fenwick of 52 and the Blackhawks finishing with a 48 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Winnipeg played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 101.8 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 56.7%. The Jets converted 3 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game but were not able to net one. Concerning their opponent, the Blackhawks had 1 power play opportunity but were not able to notch a goal. Winnipeg allowed 33 shots on goal.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+144)
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