Los Angeles Kings vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 11/18/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-102) Canucks (-118)
Rogers Arena is the site where the Vancouver Canucks (5-9-3) will go up against the Los Angeles Kings (11-7-1) on Friday. The line on this matchup has Los Angeles at -102 while Vancouver is at -118. The total comes in at 7.
The Los Angeles Kings had a good night with a 3-1 win against the Oilers their last time on the ice. Los Angeles compiled 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. Moreover, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but didn't get a goal. The Kings had a middle of the road offensive performance in this win. In the matchup, they finished 3 out of the 32 shots they attempted.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 63 goals (2nd in hockey) on the year and have surrendered 64. For the year, they have racked up 23 points and their points % is .605. Los Angeles skates onto the rink with 77 power play chances and they have notched 15 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 19.48%. When at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 47 goals while scoring 48 on the offensive side of the ice. Los Angeles has taken 615 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. The Kings have seen 563 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .886. Los Angeles Kings opponents have recorded 68 power play tries (2nd in the NHL) and have scored 17 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Calvin Petersen. Petersen has been in net for 98 games during his NHL career. He has an overall record of 44-41-8 and got the start in 92 games. The opposition has scored 273 goals versus Petersen in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.89. Petersen has had 2,909 shots taken against him and he has 2,636 saves. His save percentage sits at .906 in his 5,677 mins played. In his career, Petersen has 50 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .543.
In their last outing, Vancouver squared up with the Sabres in a game where the Canucks took home the victory by a score of 5-4. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and scored 2 out of those tries. The Canucks notched 5 goals of the 32 shots on goal they tried.
The Canucks have tallied 40 goals at even strength and 18 goals (2nd in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. Vancouver has tried 519 shots (16th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.18%, while allowing the opposition 560 shots. So far this year, the Vancouver Canucks have a total of 58 goals, 13 points, in addition to a points percentage of .382. They have permitted 69 goals to be scored by way of 48 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 61 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 29.51%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 63.79% on their opponents 58 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 87.7%.
Across the rink you are going to see Thatcher Demko patrolling the crease. He has gathered 4,203 stops out of the 4,621 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .910. Demko has earned a career mark of 68-61-13 and has played in 147 games. He has started in 141 contests and his ice time sits at 8,569 minutes. Demko's quality start rate is 53.9% and he has 76 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.93 goals/game and he has conceded 418 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-102)
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