New Jersey Devils vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 11/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (-104) Kings (-118)
Staples Center is the venue where Cal Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (4-5-1) will take on the New Jersey Devils (4-3-1) on Friday. The Devils open this matchup at -104 while the Kings are priced at -118. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Devils had a rough game after their 4-0 loss to the Ducks in the last game they played. The Devils didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. In the matchup, they ended the night with no scores out of the 28 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 5 chances with extra men on the ice but didn't get a goal. New Jersey accounted for 10 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Devils sat at 39 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 43 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 47.6%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against finished at 28, giving them a Fenwick rate of 51.7%. They had a tally of 15 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 14 opportunities to win the puck. Their offensive zone starts sat at 45.0% and their PDO was 94.1 for this one.
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The Devils have had 225 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .893. When at even strength, the Devils have conceded 15 goals while having 18 on offense. New Jersey Devils opponents have recorded 32 power play opportunities (12th in the league) and have come away with 9 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 9 points and their points percentage is .563. New Jersey has taken 264 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.0%. Pertaining to scoring goals, the New Jersey Devils have accounted for 21 goals (27th in the league) so far this season and have surrendered 24. New Jersey skates onto the rink with 23 power play chances and they have notched 3 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 13.04%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jonathan Bernier. In his professional hockey career, Bernier has 190 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .529. He has a save percentage of .912 in his 21,834 mins guarding the cage. Bernier has had 11,517 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 10,509 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 1,008 goals against Bernier in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.77. He has earned a record of 164-160-39 and got the start in 359 games. Bernier has played in 398 contests during his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Los Angeles went up against the Blues in a matchup where the Kings ended up with the victory by a final of 3-2. Los Angeles earned a 50.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. They had a Fenwick percentage of 48.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 40 and the Blues earning a 43 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 107 and their percentage of oZS was 56.5%. The Kings recorded 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing but were not able to net one.
Los Angeles has attempted 357 shots (1st in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.28%, while allowing their opponents 302 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 66.67% on their opponents 27 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.4%. They have a total of 38 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.05%. The Kings have earned 18 goals at even strength and 8 goals (9th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 29 goals to be scored by way of 20 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Los Angeles Kings have earned 26 goals, 9 points, in addition to a points percentage of .450.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Calvin Petersen patrolling the crease. He has accrued 1,685 stops out of the 1,843 shots taken, giving him a save % of .914. Petersen has amassed a career mark of 21-27-6 and has played in 58 games. He has made the start in 54 games and has been on the ice for 3,353 minutes. Petersen's percentage of quality starts comes out to 55.6% and he has accumulated 30 quality starting assignments in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.83 goals/game and he has allowed 158 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-118)
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