Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 1/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-111) Wild (-111)
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (2-2-2) go to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Minnesota Wild (4-2-0). The moneyline on this game has the Kings priced at -111 and the Wild are at -111. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 3 win against the Blues in their previous contest. The Kings had a good offensive performance in this win. For the game, they finished 6 out of the 35 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 4 power play chances and were able to notch 1 goal out of those chances. Los Angeles racked up a total of 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Kings sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 41 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 53.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 38 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 29, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 56.7%. They earned 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 25 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 53.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 106.5 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the St. Louis Blues tallied 31 shots. They ended the game with 10 minutes in the box and they had 2 power play attempts.
The Kings have had 182 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .890. At even strength, the Kings have allowed the opponent to score 16 goals while having 14. Los Angeles Kings opponents have totaled 25 power play opportunities (6th in pro hockey) and have a total of 4 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they sit with 6 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. Los Angeles has tried 177 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.3%. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 20 goals (6th in hockey) on the campaign and have given up 20. Los Angeles has accounted for 26 power play chances and they have scored 6 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 23.08%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jonathan Quick. Opponents have racked up 1,512 goals against Quick in his career and his goals against average is 2.40. Quick has taken the ice for 648 contests throughout his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 37,860 mins in the crease. He has compiled a mark of 327-240-69 and he started in 638 games. Over the course of his pro career, Quick has 347 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .544. Quick has had 17,440 shot attempts against him and has gathered 15,928 total saves.
The Wild squared up with the Sharks in a game where the Wild ended up losing by a final of 5 - 3. Minnesota wound up with a 48.0% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 49 while they allowed a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick rate was 51.3% by earning a Fenwick of 39 and the Sharks finishing with a 37 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Minnesota had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They had a PDO of 95.0 and they had an oZS percentage of 48.5%. The Wild scored 3 goals of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and were able to net 1 out of those tries. Concerning the opposition, the Sharks had 4 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal. Minnesota conceded 36 shots on goal and the Sharks ended up with a total of 12 penalty minutes.
Minnesota has taken 195 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.23%, while allowing their opponents 183 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 90.00% on the other teams 20 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 9.2%. They have a tally of 27 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 7.41%. The Wild have 15 goals at even strength and 2 goals (26th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 15 goals to be scored by way of 13 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the Minnesota Wild are sitting with 18 goals, 8 points, and a points percentage of .667.
Across the ice you are likely to see Cam Talbot defending the net. Talbot has accrued a career record of 152-123-25 and has participated in 318 games. Talbot's quality start rate comes out to 52.0% and he has made 158 quality starts in his professional career. He has accounted for 8,497 saves out of 9,282 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .915. The opposition is averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has yielded 785 goals altogether. He has been a starter 304 games and has been on the ice for 18,099 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-111)
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