Los Angeles Kings vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 2/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-152) Red Wings (+126)
The Los Angeles Kings (23-16-7) are hitting the road to Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday where they will compete against the Detroit Red Wings (20-20-6). The moneyline on this contest has the Kings at -152 while the Red Wings are at +126. The total comes in at 6.
The Los Angeles Kings will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-3 victory over the Penguins in their last outing. The Kings had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this win. For the matchup, they finished 4 of the 38 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. Los Angeles garnered 6 penalty mins for this game.
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With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 129 goals (16th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have allowed 125. For the year, they have recorded 53 points and their points percentage sits at .576. Los Angeles comes into the game with 145 power play chances and they have notched 23 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 15.86%. At even strength, the Kings have conceded 91 goals while earning 106 of their own. Los Angeles has tried 1,632 shots and has a shot percentage of 7.9%. The Kings have had 1,328 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .906. Los Angeles Kings opponents have earned 127 power play opportunities (16th in the NHL) and have come away with 34 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jonathan Quick. For his professional hockey career, Quick has 370 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .542. His save percentage currently sits at .913 in his 40,435 mins between the pipes. Quick has seen 18,673 shot attempts against him and has recorded 17,047 saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,626 goals against Quick in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.41. He has compiled a mark of 347-259-75 and he was named the starter in 683 games. Quick has been in goal for 693 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last game, Detroit faced the Ducks in a matchup where the Red Wings ended up with the victory by a score of 2-1. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Red Wings recorded 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they tried.
Detroit has put up 1,348 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.27%, while allowing their opponents 1,503 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 76.98% on their opponents 126 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.6%. They have recorded 129 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 16.28%. The Red Wings have accumulated 104 goals at even strength and 21 goals (24th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 156 goals to be scored by way of 127 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Detroit Red Wings have earned a total of 125 goals, 46 points, and a points percentage of .500.
For the opposition you are likely to see Alex Nedeljkovic patrolling the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.47 goals per game and he has relinquished 146 goals overall. Nedeljkovic's rate of quality starts is 59.6% and he has accumulated 34 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He was named a starter in 57 contests and his ice time sits at 3,540 mins. Nedeljkovic has accumulated a career mark of 30-19-9 and has played in 62 games. He is sitting with 1,634 stops out of the 1,780 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .918.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-152)
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