Winnipeg Jets vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 10/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-110) Kings (-110)
Cal Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings host the Winnipeg Jets at Staples Center on Thursday. The Kings open this matchup at -110 while the Jets are coming in at -110. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Jets were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory against the Ducks in their previous outing. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 67.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 107.5 in this one. They accounted for 30 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 42, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 44.7%. The Corsi for the Jets was 46 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 52 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 46.9%. Winnipeg amassed 2 penalty minutes in this contest. Additionally, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to score. The Jets had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 out of the 25 shots they tried.
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With regard to scoring goals, the Winnipeg Jets have accumulated 20 goals (8th in pro hockey) so far this year and have conceded 19. For the season, they sit with 5 points and their points percentage is .500. Winnipeg is sitting with 19 power play opportunities and they have scored 5 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 26.32%. While at even strength, the Jets let the opposition score 9 goals while having 15 on offense. Winnipeg has attempted 143 shots and has a shot percentage of 14.0%. The Jets have had 166 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .886. Winnipeg Jets opponents have totaled 22 power play tries (7th in hockey) and have tallied 10 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Connor Hellebuyck. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Hellebuyck is sitting with 169 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .542. His save percentage currently sits at .916 for his 18,369 minutes guarding the cage. Hellebuyck has had 9,686 shots against him and he has 8,875 total saves. Opponents have notched 811 goals versus Hellebuyck in his career and his goals against average is 2.65. He has earned a mark of 175-104-26 and he has gotten the start in 312 games. Hellebuyck has been in goal for 321 contests throughout his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, Los Angeles faced the Blues in an outing where the Kings took a loss by a final of 3-0. They had a PDO of 90 and they had an oZS percentage of 51.7%. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Blues having notched a 36 Fenwick. The Kings scored no goals of the 34 shots on goal they tried. Los Angeles earned a 43.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Los Angeles played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future.
Los Angeles has taken 218 shots (2nd in the league) and has a shot percentage of 6.42%, while allowing the opposition 184 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 58.82% on their opponents 17 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.1%. They have earned 21 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 19.05%. The Kings have accumulated 10 goals at even strength and 4 goals (17th in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 20 goals to be scored by of a combination of 13 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Los Angeles Kings have earned a total of 14 goals, 3 points, in addition to a points percentage of .250.
Across the ice you will find Calvin Petersen patrolling the crease. Teams are averaging 2.84 goals per game and he has allowed 156 goals in total. Petersen's rate of quality starts sits at 54.7% and he has accumulated 29 quality starts in his professional career. He has made the start in 53 games and has been on the ice for 3,293 mins. Petersen has amassed a career mark of 20-27-6 and has been in goal for 57 contests. He has accrued 1,659 saves out of 1,815 shots taken, giving him a save % of .914.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-110)
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