Columbus Blue Jackets vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+165) Kings (-200)
Crypto.com Arena is the site where the Los Angeles Kings (39-27-10) will play the Columbus Blue Jackets (35-33-6) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Blue Jackets at +165 while the Kings are at -200. The total is 7.
The Columbus Blue Jackets came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-1 victory against the Canadiens their last time on the ice. Columbus had 6 penalty minutes in this contest. The Blue Jackets had a good offensive performance in this win. They also had 3 power play chances and notched 1 goal. In the game, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 31 shots they put on net.
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Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have earned 215 power play tries (12th in hockey) and have come away with 46 goals in those chances. The Blue Jackets have had 2,619 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .896. Columbus has taken 2,225 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.6%. At even strength, the Blue Jackets have allowed the opponent to score 226 goals while scoring 202 on offense. Columbus has accumulated 195 power play opportunities and they have tallied 34 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 17.44%. For the current season, the have a total of 76 points and their points percentage comes in at .514. In regard to their scoring, the Columbus Blue Jackets have racked up 236 goals (13th in pro hockey) so far this season and have allowed 272.
The man in goal for this game is Elvis Merzlikins. Over the course of his time in hockey, Merzlikins is sitting with 54 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .519. His save percentage currently sits at .912 for his 6,217 mins between the pipes. Merzlikins has had 3,436 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 3,134 total saves. Opponents have tallied 302 goals versus Merzlikins in his career and his goals against rate is 2.91. He has accumulated a mark of 46-40-19 and he has started in 104 games. Merzlikins has participated in 113 matchups during his hockey career.
In their last contest, Los Angeles played the Avalanche in a matchup where the Kings took the defeat by a mark of 9-3. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Kings earned 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted.
During this campaign, the Los Angeles Kings have earned 216 goals, 88 points, and a points percentage of .579. They have allowed 221 goals to be scored by way of 172 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Kings have earned 178 goals at even strength and 38 goals (22nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 231 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 16.45%. Los Angeles has put up 2,660 shots (3rd in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 8.12%, while allowing their opponents 2,183 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.44% on their oppositions 208 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.9%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Calvin Petersen patrolling the crease. He has recorded 2,445 saves out of the 2,692 shots taken, giving him a save % of .908. Petersen is the owner of a career mark of 39-39-7 and has participated in 90 games. He has made the start in 84 games and has played 5,227 minutes. Petersen's quality start percentage is 56.0% and he has 47 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.84 goals/game and he has allowed 247 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus (+165)
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