Nashville Predators vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 3/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+100) Kings (-118)
Crypto.com Arena is the location where the Los Angeles Kings (34-22-8) will meet the Nashville Predators (36-22-4) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Nashville at +100 while Los Angeles is at -118. The over/under is set at 6.
The Nashville Predators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 victory against the Maple Leafs in their previous outing. The Predators had a good offensive outing and it showed in this win. In the outing, they tallied a score on 6 out of the 34 shots they tried. They also had 4 chances on the power play and netted 1 goal. Nashville recorded 8 penalty minutes in this contest.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have racked up 202 goals (13th in pro hockey) this season and have given up 173. For the year, they have accumulated 76 points and their points percentage comes in at .613. Nashville comes into the game with 193 power play chances and they have tallied 46 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 23.83%. While at even strength, the Predators have surrendered 131 goals while scoring 156 themselves. Nashville has taken 1,821 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.1%. The Predators have had 1,965 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .912. Nashville Predators opponents have totaled 214 power play opportunities (1st in professional hockey) and have come away with 42 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is David Rittich. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Rittich has tallied 70 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .543. His save percentage is at .906 in his 7,803 minutes guarding the cage. Rittich has had 3,937 shots against him and has recorded 3,568 saves. The opposition has been able to score 369 goals against Rittich in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.84. He has compiled a win-loss record of 69-42-17 and he started in 129 games. Rittich has participated in 143 games over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, Los Angeles went up against the Golden Knights in an outing where the Kings ended up taking the loss by a score of 5-1. The Kings scored 1 goal of the 39 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
The Kings have scored 147 goals at even strength and 32 goals (22nd in pro hockey) while on the power play. Los Angeles has attempted 2,240 shots (2nd in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 7.99%, while allowing their opponents 1,825 shots. For the year, the Los Angeles Kings have notched a total of 179 goals, 76 points, and a points percentage of .594. They have a tally of 199 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 16.08%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 74.29% on their oppositions 175 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 90.2%. They have permitted 179 goals to be scored by of a combination of 134 goals at even strength and 45 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Calvin Petersen in net. Petersen has earned a career mark of 36-35-7 and has played in 83 games. Petersen's quality start percentage comes out to 55.1% and he has qualified for 43 quality starts in his NHL career. He has accounted for 2,263 saves out of the 2,483 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .911. Teams are averaging 2.74 goals per contest and he has yielded 220 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 78 games and has been on the ice for 4,815 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (+100)
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