New Jersey Devils vs Los Angeles Kings Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 2/29/2020
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+122) Kings (-135)
MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (25-27-11, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) travel to Staples Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (23-35-6, 8th in the Pacific Division). The moneyline on this game has the Devils priced at +122 and the Kings are at -135. The O/U has been set at 5.5. The Devils are covering 35.6% of the time, having gone 21-38 SU. The Kings are covering 35.9% of the time, going 23-41 straight up.
The New Jersey Devils head into this matchup with a record of 25 victories and 27 losses, putting them at 8th in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 169 goals which has them ranked at 15th in the Eastern Conference and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -39, putting them at 26th in the league. The Devils currently have a total of 61 points, which has them ranked at 26th in the league and 14th in the conference. In terms of shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,940 which has them ranked at 13th in the conference and 23rd in the league. As a team, New Jersey has compiled a total of 1,148 hits which has them averaging 18.2 per game. They currently have a total of 808 blocks for this year. The man between the pipes for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 23 years old and has played 2,443 minutes minding the net for the season. Blackwood is giving up an average of 2.73 GAA which has him ranked 16th in the Eastern Conference and 27th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this season, he has surrendered 111 goals. His save % is .916 which has him ranked 9th in the Eastern Conference.
The New Jersey Devils had a rough game after their 3 - 2 loss against the San Jose Sharks in their previous contest. The Devils had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In their game, they finished 2 out of the 23 shots they attempted. They also had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. New Jersey had a total of 8 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Devils sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 55 giving them a Corsi percentage of 38.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 while the Fenwick against sat at 36, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 42.9%. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost 19 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 36.4% and they had a PDO of 101.7 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the San Jose Sharks earned 30 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
The Kings will be the team across the ice and for the current year they sit with 23 wins and 35 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they rank 14th in the Western Conference and 29th in the NHL with -43. They currently have a total of 158 goals for this year which puts them at 15th in the Western Conference. Los Angeles has a team save % of .894 which has them 29th in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are shooting 7.4% putting them at 15th in the West. In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a bad year by surrendering 2.96 goals per game and that has him ranked 22nd in the Western Conference and 44th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,329 mins he's played this season, he's given up 115 goals. He has a save percentage of .898, which ranks him 29th in the Western Conference and 58th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Los Angeles Kings faced the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game where the Kings got the victory by a final score of 2 - 1. For this outing, Los Angeles earned a 34.9% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 30 and the other team having a Corsi of 56. Their Fenwick rate came in at 30.6% by earning a Fenwick of 19 and the Penguins finishing with a 43 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Los Angeles had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their PDO was 103.1 and their percentage of oZS was 32.1%. The Kings scored 2 goals of the 22 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and were able to net 1 out of those attempts. Regarding their opponent, the Penguins had 3 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Los Angeles conceded 36 shots on goal and the Penguins ended up with 4 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-135) and under the total goals
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