Pittsburgh Penguins vs Los Angeles Kings Predictions, Free NHL Pick 2/26/2020
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-175) Kings (+158)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (37-18-6, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) go to Staples Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (22-35-6, 8th in the Pacific Division). The Penguins open this game at -175 while the Kings are coming in at +158. The total has been set at 6. The Penguins cover 58.6% of the time, having gone 34-24 SU. The Kings cover 34.9% of the time, going 22-41 straight up.
The Pittsburgh Penguins step onto the ice holding a record of 37 victories and 18 defeats, ranking them 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 198 goals which is 8th in the East and 12th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +30, ranking them 4th in the NHL. The Penguins have a total of 80 pts, which is 5th in the NHL and 4th in the East. Regarding shots toward the net, they have a total of 1,950 which is 9th in the conference and 17th in the NHL. As a group, Pittsburgh has earned a total of 1,626 hits which has them averaging 26.7 per game. They have a total of 686 blocks for this season. Looking after the goal for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry from Surrey, British Columbia. He is 24 years old and has racked up 1,748 mins protecting the goal for the year. Jarry is giving up 2.23 goals per contest which places him at 2nd among East goaltenders and 3rd in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he has surrendered 65 goals. He has a save % of .927 which places him at 4th among East goaltenders.
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a rough game after their 5 - 3 loss to the Washington Capitals in their previous contest. The Penguins had an average offensive output in the loss. While out there on the ice, they scored on 3 of the 35 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Pittsburgh earned a total of 10 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Penguins sat at 51 and the Corsi against at even strength was 44 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 53.7%. Their Fenwick was 42 while the Fenwick against sat at 34, which earned them a rate of 55.3%. They earned 29 face-off wins at even strength and lost 30 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 70.8% and they had a PDO of 87.3 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Washington Capitals put up 23 shots. They finished with a total of 14 penalty mins and they had 1 power play opportunity.
The Kings will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 22 victories and 35 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 14th in the Western Conference and 29th in the NHL with -44. They have compiled a total of 156 goals for this season which has them ranked at 15th in the West. Los Angeles has a team save % of .892 which has them 30th in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.4% putting them at 15th in the West. In goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a bad season by surrendering 2.96 goals per game and that ranks him 22nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 43rd in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,329 minutes he has played this year, he has allowed 115 goals. His save % is .898, which has him ranked 29th among Western Conference goaltenders and 57th in the NHL among goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings went up against the Edmonton Oilers in a game where the Kings were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 4 - 2. For this game, Los Angeles had a 48.4% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 44 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick rate was 46.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Oilers finishing with a 38 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Los Angeles played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO was 93.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 43.1%. The Kings converted 2 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this game and were able to convert 1 out of those tries. On the other side of the ice, the Oilers had 2 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Los Angeles conceded 31 shots on goal and the Oilers had a total of 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+158)
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