Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 10/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+155) Predators (-188)
Cal Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings go to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Nashville Predators. The Predators open this game at -188 while the Kings are coming in at +155. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Kings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 defeat to the Wild in their last outing. The Kings didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. In the game, they tallied a score on 2 of the 31 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 4 power play tries and were able to notch 1 goal. Los Angeles earned 10 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Kings came in at 49 and the Corsi against was 40 which means they had a Corsi rate of 55.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick Against sat at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.7%. They totaled 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 17 opportunities to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 56.0% and their PDO rating was 93.1 in this one.
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With respect to their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have tallied 8 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have surrendered 5. For the year, they have recorded 2 points and their points % is .500. Los Angeles skates onto the rink with 6 power play opportunities and they have scored 3 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 50.00%. When at even strength, the Kings have surrendered 5 goals while having 5 on offense. Los Angeles has tried 78 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.3%. The Kings have had 55 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .909. Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 2 power play opportunities (32nd in pro hockey) but haven't scored any goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Calvin Petersen. Opponents have been able to score 147 goals against Petersen in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.78. Petersen has taken the ice for 55 games during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .916 in his 3,175 mins between the pipes. He has earned a win-loss mark of 20-25-6 and he has started in 51 games. In his professional hockey career, Petersen has earned 28 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .549. Petersen has seen 1,744 shot attempts against him and he has 1,597 total saves.
Their last time out, Nashville faced off against the Hurricanes in a game where the Predators took the defeat by a final score of 3-2. They had a PDO at even strength of 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 65.2%. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this game but didn't score a goal. Their Fenwick rate was 46.6% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Hurricanes ending the game with a 39 Fenwick at even strength. The Predators scored 2 goals of the 40 shots on goal they took. Nashville wrapped up this game with a 48.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Nashville had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
So far this season, the Nashville Predators have earned 5 goals. They have allowed 7 goals to be scored by of a combination of 5 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. The Predators have racked up 4 goals at even strength and 1 goal (24th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 6 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.67%. Nashville has taken 70 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 7.14%, while allowing their opponents 58 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 66.67% on their oppositions 6 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 87.9%.
Across the ice you will find Juuse Saros between the pipes. He has a tally of 4,222 saves out of the 4,588 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .920. Saros has amassed a career mark of 76-49-17 and has participated in 157 games. He got the starting nod in 141 contests and has accumulated 8,798 minutes. Saros' quality start percentage is 60.3% and he has qualified for 85 quality starts in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has yielded 366 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+155)
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