Los Angeles Kings vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 1/30/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins (27-10-6) will try to defeat the Los Angeles Kings (22-16-6) at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory over the Islanders their last time out. Los Angeles accounted for 2 minutes in the box in this contest. The Kings played like an average offensive team in the victory. They also had 1 power play chance but weren't able to score. In the matchup, they finished 3 of the 30 shots they tried.
Los Angeles Kings opponents have 121 power play opportunities (17th in the NHL) and have scored 32 goals in those attempts. The Kings have had 1,266 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. Los Angeles has taken 1,554 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.9%. When playing at even strength, the Kings have surrendered 86 goals while scoring 100 on offense. Los Angeles is sitting with 139 power play opportunities and they have notched 22 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 15.83%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 50 points and their points percentage sits at .568. In terms of their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have tallied 122 goals (18th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have allowed 118.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jonathan Quick. Quick has participated in 692 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 347-259-74 and he was named the starter in 682 games. The opposition has scored 1,622 goals against Quick in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.41. Quick has had 18,637 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 17,015 total saves. His save percentage currently is .913 in his 40,375 minutes on the ice. During his career on the ice, Quick has recorded 370 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .543.
In their last contest, Pittsburgh faced the Kraken in an outing where the Penguins were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 2-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and recorded 1 goal out of those chances. The Penguins earned 1 goal of the 24 shots on goal they pursued.
Pittsburgh has attempted 1,482 shots (4th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.72%, while allowing their opponents 1,280 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 88.57% on their oppositions 105 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.5%. They have recorded 124 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.35%. The Penguins have earned 120 goals at even strength and 24 goals (17th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 109 goals to be scored by way of 97 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Pittsburgh Penguins are sitting with 144 goals, 60 points, as well as a points percentage of .698.
Across the ice you will find Casey DeSmith protecting the net. DeSmith has compiled a lifetime record of 35-25-7 and has been in goal for 79 contests. DeSmith's percentage of quality starts comes out to 53.7% and he has earned 36 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has accounted for 2,011 saves out of 2,204 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .912. Opponents are averaging 2.73 goals/game and he has relinquished 193 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 67 contests and has played 4,246 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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