Los Angeles Kings vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 4/28/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+105) Canucks (-125)
The Los Angeles Kings (43-27-10) are headed to Rogers Arena on Thursday where they will take on the Vancouver Canucks (39-30-11). The moneyline on this contest has the Kings at +105 and the Canucks are priced at -125. The over/under is 6.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win against the Ducks in their last outing. The Kings had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. For the matchup, they scored on 4 out of the 40 shots they put on goal. They also had 5 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. Los Angeles compiled 16 penalty minutes in this game.
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In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have earned 228 goals (20th in hockey) for the season and have conceded 226. For the year, they have scored 96 points and their points percentage comes in at .600. Los Angeles has accounted for 243 power play chances and they have scored 40 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 16.46%. When at even strength, the Kings have conceded 174 goals while scoring 188 when they are on offense. Los Angeles has attempted 2,802 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.1%. The Kings have had 2,272 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .901. Los Angeles Kings opponents have 220 power play tries (20th in pro hockey) and have earned 52 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Calvin Petersen. Petersen has played in 90 contests during his pro hockey career. He has earned a mark of 39-39-7 and he has started in 84 games. The opposition has been able to score 247 goals against Petersen in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.84. Petersen has seen 2,692 shots against him and has garnered 2,445 total saves. His save percentage sits at .908 for his 5,227 mins guarding the cage. In his career, Petersen has accrued 47 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .560.
In their last game, Vancouver went up against the Kraken in a matchup where the Canucks took home the victory by a score of 5-2. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and recorded 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Canucks notched 5 goals of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking.
Vancouver has taken 2,552 shots (12th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.44%, while allowing their opponents 2,544 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 74.34% on their oppositions 226 power play tries, and their save percentage is 91.1%. They have earned 243 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 23.46%. The Canucks have accumulated 184 goals at even strength and 57 goals (8th in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 227 goals to be scored by way of 169 goals at even strength and 58 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Vancouver Canucks have accounted for 241 goals, 89 points, in addition to a points percentage of .556.
Across the ice you will find Thatcher Demko patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.84 goals/game and he has yielded 374 goals altogether. Demko's rate of quality starts is 57.7% and he has 75 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 130 contests and has played for a total of 7,912 mins. Demko has earned a career record of 67-53-11 and has been in net for 136 contests. He has racked up 3,897 stops out of 4,271 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (-125)
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