Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 4/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-145) Blackhawks (+120)
The Chicago Blackhawks (24-37-11) welcome the Los Angeles Kings (38-26-10) at United Center on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Kings at -145 and the Blackhawks are opening at +120. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Los Angeles Kings had a rough game after their 6-3 loss to the Wild in their last contest. Los Angeles accrued 11 minutes in the box in this contest. They also had 3 power play chances and scored 1 goal. The Kings had a middle of the road showing in the loss. While out there on the ice, they netted 3 of the 34 shots they attempted.
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Concerning scoring goals, the Los Angeles Kings have earned 208 goals (21st in the league) on the campaign and have surrendered 210. For the season, they have earned 86 points and their points % is .581. Los Angeles is sitting with 226 power play opportunities and they have added 38 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 16.81%. When playing at even strength, the Kings have conceded 163 goals while getting 170 on the offensive side of the ice. Los Angeles has attempted 2,592 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.0%. The Kings have had 2,128 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .901. Los Angeles Kings opponents have totaled 201 power play opportunities (19th in professional hockey) and have racked up 47 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Calvin Petersen. Petersen has been involved in 89 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 39-38-7 and he has started in 84 games. Opponents have been able to score 241 goals against Petersen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.79. Petersen has had 2,667 shots against him and has recorded 2,426 saves. His save percentage sits at .910 for his 5,177 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his time in hockey, Petersen has 46 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .548.
The last time they were on the ice, Chicago opposed the Stars in an outing where the Blackhawks ended up losing by a score of 6-4. They had 2 power play attempts in this one and converted 1 goal out of those chances. The Blackhawks recorded 4 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they attempted.
The Blackhawks are sitting with 143 goals at even strength and 45 goals (17th in hockey) while on the power play. Chicago has taken 2,077 shots (30th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.05%, while allowing the opposition 2,361 shots. For the year, the Chicago Blackhawks have 188 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .410. They have a total of 213 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.13%. They have a penalty kill rate of 74.87% on their oppositions 199 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.3%. They have allowed 253 goals to be scored by of a combination of 203 goals at even strength and 50 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are going to see Kevin Lankinen defending the net. Lankinen has accrued a career record of 21-26-11 and has participated in 61 games. Lankinen's quality start rate sits at 44.1% and he has accumulated 26 quality starts in his career. He has recorded 1,751 stops out of the 1,944 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .901. Teams are averaging 3.26 goals per game and he has yielded 193 goals altogether. He has made the start in 59 games and has been on the ice for 3,552 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (+120)
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