Los Angeles Kings vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 4/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+105) Jets (-125)
Canada Life Centre is the location where the Winnipeg Jets (33-26-10) will try to defeat the Los Angeles Kings (37-23-10) on Saturday. The odds on this game have Los Angeles at +105 and Winnipeg opens at -125. The total is set at 6.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win against the Flames in their previous game. Los Angeles accounted for 4 minutes in the box in this contest. The Kings had an average offensive outing in this win. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to make the most of them. In the game, they scored on 3 of the 32 shots they looked to score on.
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The Kings have had 2,005 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .902. While playing at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 150 goals while getting 163 on offense. Los Angeles Kings opponents have totaled 188 power play opportunities (23rd in the NHL) and have tallied 46 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 84 points and their points percentage sits at .600. Los Angeles has tried 2,458 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.1%. In relation to their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 198 goals (19th in the league) for the year and have allowed 196. Los Angeles steps onto the ice with 211 power play opportunities and they have scored 35 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 16.59%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jonathan Quick. Opponents have racked up 1,657 goals against Quick in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.42. Quick has been in goal for 704 games during his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .913 for his 41,088 mins on the ice. He has a win-loss mark of 353-261-78 and was named the starter in 694 games. During his career on the ice, Quick has accounted for 374 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .539. Quick has had 18,973 shots taken against him and he has 17,316 total saves.
In their last outing, Winnipeg faced off against the Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Jets took the loss by a final score of 7-3. The Jets scored 3 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this game and scored 1 goal out of those attempts.
The Jets have accumulated 167 goals at even strength and 46 goals (12th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Winnipeg has put up 2,239 shots (11th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.51%, while allowing their opponents 2,263 shots. Over the course of the season, the Winnipeg Jets have notched a total of 213 goals, 76 points, and a points percentage of .551. They have a tally of 210 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.90%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 74.75% on their oppositions 198 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 90.6%. They have allowed 212 goals to be scored by way of 162 goals at even strength and 50 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Eric Comrie in goal. Comrie is the owner of a lifetime record of 11-8-1 and has played in 22 games. Comrie's quality start percentage comes out to 45.0% and he has 9 quality starts in his NHL career. He has a tally of 578 stops out of the 645 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .896. The opposition is averaging 3.23 goals/game and he has relinquished 67 goals altogether. He has started in 20 contests and has played for a total of 1,246 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+105)
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