Los Angeles Kings vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 10/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
The Los Angeles Kings are hitting the road to PPG Paints Arena on Thursday where they will go up against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Los Angeles Kings had a decent effort after finishing in a 3-3 tie against the Predators in their previous game. The Kings were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this game. For the game, they scored on 3 of the 35 shots they launched. Additionally, they had 8 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. Los Angeles tallied 12 penalty minutes for this matchup.
Los Angeles Kings opponents have earned 26 power play opportunities (1st in the league) and have scored 6 goals in those chances. The Kings thus far have had 173 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .879. Los Angeles has tried 162 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.7%. When at even strength, the Kings have allowed the opponent to score 15 goals while having 15 themselves. Los Angeles comes into the game with 26 power play opportunities and they have added 4 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 15.38%. For the current campaign, they sit with 6 points and their points % is .600. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have racked up 19 goals (2nd in hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 21.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jonathan Quick. Quick has been in goal for 715 games throughout his hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 360-264-78 and got the start in 705 games. The opposition has scored 1,684 goals versus Quick in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.42. Quick has seen 19,267 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 17,583 total saves. His save percentage currently is .913 for his 41,694 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his time in hockey, Quick has recorded 380 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .539.
When they took the ice last, Pittsburgh opposed the Canadiens in a game where the Penguins ended up losing by a mark of 3-2. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this matchup but were not able to net one. The Penguins earned 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they tried.
On the campaign, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a total of 14 goals, 5 points, and a points percentage of .833. They have permitted 7 goals to be scored by way of 3 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded. The Penguins have earned 10 goals at even strength and 4 goals (9th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 13 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 30.77%. Pittsburgh has attempted 126 shots (10th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.11%, while allowing the other team 103 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 66.67% on their opponents 12 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 93.2%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Tristan Jarry in goal. He has compiled 4,241 stops out of 4,634 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .915. Jarry holds a career record of 95-47-13 and has participated in 161 games. He has started in 153 contests and has played 9,188 mins. Jarry's quality start percentage comes out to 62.1% and he has earned 95 quality starts in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has relinquished 393 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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