Los Angeles Kings vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 12/18/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Frederik Andersen and the Carolina Hurricanes (19-7-1) play the Los Angeles Kings (12-10-5) at PNC Arena on Saturday.
The Los Angeles Kings will look for better times on the ice after their 3-2 defeat against the Lightning in their last contest. The Kings left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 2 of the 30 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play attempts and notched 1 goal. Los Angeles earned 4 penalty minutes in this matchup.
The Kings have had 814 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .914. While playing at even strength, the Kings have given up 53 goals while scoring 54 as an offensive unit. Los Angeles Kings opponents have amassed 69 power play tries (29th in hockey) and have come away with 17 goals in those attempts. For the season, the have a total of 29 points and their points % is .537. Los Angeles has attempted 953 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.5%. With regard to scoring goals, the Los Angeles Kings have earned 71 goals (25th in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 70. Los Angeles has accumulated 89 power play opportunities and they have tallied 17 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 19.10%.
The man in goal for this game is Jonathan Quick. The opposition has notched 1,591 goals against Quick in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.40. Quick has taken the ice for 682 games over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage is .913 during his 39,806 minutes in the crease. He has accumulated an overall record of 343-254-73 and he has gotten the start in 672 games. Over the course of his pro career, Quick has compiled 365 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .543. Quick has seen 18,371 shot attempts against him and has recorded 16,780 saves.
In their last contest, Carolina played the Canucks in an outing where the Hurricanes went home in defeat by a final of 2-1. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Hurricanes tallied 1 goal out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking.
Carolina has put up 890 shots (13th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.55%, while allowing the other team 728 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 88.00% on their opponents 100 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.0%. They have earned 83 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.48%. The Hurricanes have tallied 68 goals at even strength and 17 goals (13th in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 58 goals to be scored by way of 46 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have accumulated 85 goals, 39 points, in addition to a points percentage of .722.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Frederik Andersen in net. He is sitting with 11,251 saves out of the 12,284 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .916. Andersen is sitting with a lifetime mark of 240-105-48 and has been in net for 412 contests. He has been a starter 400 games and has played for a total of 23,723 mins. Andersen's percentage of quality starts sits at 57.3% and he has accumulated 229 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.61 goals/game and he has given up 1,033 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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