Los Angeles Kings vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 12/16/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
FLA Live Arena is the venue where Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (18-6-4) will take on the Los Angeles Kings (12-10-5) on Thursday.
The Los Angeles Kings will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-2 loss to the Lightning in their previous contest. Los Angeles compiled 4 mins in the box in this matchup. Moreover, they had 2 attempts on the power play and notched 1 goal. The Kings had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they netted 2 out of the 30 shots they attempted.
Los Angeles Kings opponents have 69 power play opportunities (29th in the league) and have earned 17 goals in those chances. The Kings have had 814 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .914. Los Angeles has taken 953 shots and has a shot percentage of 7.5%. When at even strength, the Kings have surrendered 53 goals while notching 54 of their own. Los Angeles has 89 power play chances and they have notched 17 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 19.10%. For the season, they have scored 29 points and their points percentage sits at .537. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have tallied 71 goals (25th in the National Hockey League) this season and have conceded 70.
The player in the crease for this game is Jonathan Quick. The opposition has scored 1,591 goals versus Quick in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.40. Quick has been involved in 682 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is .913 during his 39,806 mins played. He has an overall mark of 343-254-73 and got the start in 672 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Quick has accumulated 365 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .543. Quick has had 18,371 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 16,780 total saves.
In their last outing, Florida faced the Senators in an outing where the Panthers ended up taking the loss by a final of 8-2. They had 6 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. The Panthers recorded 2 goals of the 35 shots on goal they took.
The Panthers have tallied 86 goals at even strength and 16 goals (16th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Florida has attempted 1,010 shots (2nd in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.10%, while allowing their opponents 863 shots. So far this year, the Florida Panthers have notched a total of 102 goals, 40 points, and a points percentage of .714. They have earned 91 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.58%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.55% on their oppositions 88 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.6%. They have permitted 81 goals to be scored by of a combination of 63 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Sergei Bobrovsky in net. Bobrovsky has a lifetime mark of 309-182-47 and has participated in 556 games. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage comes in at 56.6% and he has made 307 quality starts in his career. He has compiled 14,943 saves out of the 16,304 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per contest and he has surrendered 1,361 goals overall. He has started in 542 games and has been on the ice for 32,006 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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