Nashville Predators vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 1/6/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-110) Kings (-110)
The Los Angeles Kings (16-12-5) welcome the Nashville Predators (21-11-2) at Crypto.com Arena on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Predators at -110 while the Kings are sitting at -110. The total comes in at 6.
The Nashville Predators had a good night with a 3-2 victory against the Golden Knights their last time out. Nashville garnered 11 penalty minutes in this contest. In addition, they had 1 power play try but weren't able to score a goal. The Predators had a middle of the road offensive output in the victory. In the game, they netted 3 out of the 26 shots they tried.
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Nashville Predators opponents have recorded 113 power play tries (2nd in pro hockey) and have tallied 20 goals in those attempts. The Predators have had 1,023 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .912. Nashville has attempted 1,004 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.3%. While at even strength, the Predators have allowed the opponent to score 70 goals while getting 78 as an offensive unit. Nashville steps onto the ice with 97 power play chances and they have added 25 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 25.77%. For the season, they have racked up 44 points and their points % is .647. When it comes to scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have accounted for 103 goals (12th in pro hockey) on the season and have surrendered 90.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Juuse Saros. The opposition has racked up 420 goals against Saros in his career and his goals against average is 2.45. Saros has participated in 182 contests over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .921 in his 10,267 minutes in the crease. He has amassed a mark of 93-56-18 and got the start in 166 games. Over the course of his pro career, Saros is sitting with 105 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .633. Saros has seen 5,337 shots taken against him and has recorded 4,917 saves.
In their last game, Los Angeles faced off against the Flyers in a matchup where the Kings notched a victory by a final score of 6-3. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and converted 1 goal out of those attempts. The Kings scored 6 goals of the 34 shots on goal they pursued.
The Kings have accumulated 71 goals at even strength and 18 goals (16th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Los Angeles has attempted 1,137 shots (3rd in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 7.83%, while allowing their opponents 1,006 shots. During this campaign, the Los Angeles Kings have a total of 89 goals, 37 points, and a points percentage of .561. They have a total of 106 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.98%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.53% on the other teams 94 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.3%. They have permitted 88 goals to be scored by way of 65 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jonathan Quick in goal. Quick has accrued a career mark of 346-256-73 and has participated in 687 games. Quick's quality start percentage comes out to 54.4% and he has accumulated 368 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has recorded 16,910 stops out of 18,516 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .913. Opponents are averaging 2.40 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,606 goals in total. He has started in 677 games and has accumulated 40,073 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (-110)
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