Detroit Red Wings vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 1/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+113) Kings (-136)
Crypto.com Arena is the site where the Los Angeles Kings (16-13-5) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (16-15-3) on Saturday. The odds on this game have Detroit at +113 while Los Angeles is sitting at -136. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-2 victory over the Sharks in their previous contest. The Red Wings had a impressive offensive outing in the win. In the game, they netted 6 of the 31 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 3 power play tries but didn't convert them into a score. Detroit accrued 25 penalty minutes in this outing.
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The Red Wings have had 1,127 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .899. At even strength, the Red Wings let the opposition score 93 goals while having 82 on the offensive side of the ice. Detroit Red Wings opponents have earned 94 power play opportunities (20th in the NHL) and have come away with 21 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have recorded 35 points and their points percentage sits at .515. Detroit has attempted 980 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.7%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 95 goals (20th in hockey) this season and have given up 114. Detroit has compiled 93 power play opportunities and they have scored 13 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 13.98%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Alex Nedeljkovic. For his professional hockey career, Nedeljkovic has tallied 28 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .596. His save percentage currently is at .921 for his 2,982 minutes on the ice. Nedeljkovic has had 1,496 shots against him and he has 1,378 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 118 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.37. He has a mark of 27-15-7 and he has started in 47 games. Nedeljkovic has played in 52 matchups during his professional hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Los Angeles faced off against the Predators in an outing where the Kings went home in defeat by a final of 4-2. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and scored 1 goal out of those chances. The Kings tallied 2 goals out of the 48 shots on goal they attempted.
The Kings are sitting with 72 goals at even strength and 19 goals (18th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Los Angeles has taken 1,185 shots (3rd in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.68%, while allowing the opposition 1,026 shots. On the season, the Los Angeles Kings have earned a total of 91 goals, 37 points, in addition to a points percentage of .544. They have a total of 110 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 17.27%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 74.23% on their opponents 97 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 91.0%. They have granted a total of 92 goals to be scored by of a combination of 67 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Jonathan Quick protecting the net. His opposition is averaging 2.41 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,609 goals altogether. Quick's rate of quality starts sits at 54.3% and he has earned 368 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 678 games and has been on the ice for 40,132 minutes. Quick has amassed a career record of 346-257-73 and has been in net for 688 games. He has gathered 16,926 saves out of 18,535 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+113)
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