Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 2/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-111) Kings (-108)
Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (6-5-0) travel to STAPLES Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Kings (4-6-3). The moneyline on this contest has the Wild coming in at -111 and the Kings are at -108. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Wild will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2-1 loss against the Avalanche their last time on the ice. The Wild had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. For the game, they converted 1 of the 28 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. Minnesota amassed 11 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Wild came in at 38 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 55 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 40.9%. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.0%. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 opportunities to win the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 34.6% and their PDO was 92.0 in this one.
Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 30 goals (28th in the league) over the course of the season and have allowed 30. For the current season, they have accumulated 12 points and their points % is .545. Minnesota comes into the game with 42 power play opportunities and they have scored 3 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 7.14%. While playing at even strength, the Wild let the opposition score 28 goals while earning 25 on offense. Minnesota has taken 337 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.9%. The Wild have had 328 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .909. Minnesota Wild opponents have tallied 44 power play tries (20th in pro hockey) and have tallied 6 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Cam Talbot. For his career, Talbot is sitting with 159 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .520. His save percentage currently is .915 for his 18,219 mins played. Talbot has had 9,338 shots against him and has recorded 8,548 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 790 goals versus Talbot in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.60. He has compiled an overall record of 153-124-25 and he started in 306 games. Talbot has been in goal for 320 matchups throughout his hockey career.
In their last game, Los Angeles went up against the Sharks in a game where the Kings ended up with the win by a final of 6-2. They had 6 power play chances in this matchup and scored 3 out of those chances. The Kings recorded 6 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 109 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 34.4%. Los Angeles earned a 41.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Los Angeles played and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 42.3% with a Fenwick of 33 and the Sharks having notched a 45 Fenwick.
Los Angeles has taken 373 shots (25th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.72%, while allowing the opposition 426 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.72% on the other teams 43 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 10.7%. They have a tally of 53 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 24.53%. The Kings have scored 24 goals at even strength and 13 goals (7th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 43 goals to be scored by way of 24 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 40 goals, 11 points, as well as a points percentage of .423.
For the opposition you will find Jonathan Quick in net. He has a tally of 15,957 stops out of the 17,478 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .913. Quick is the owner of a lifetime mark of 327-242-69 and has participated in 650 games. He was named a starter in 640 games and has been on the ice for 37,938 mins. Quick's percentage of quality starts comes in at 54.2% and he has made 347 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.41 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,521 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-108)
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