Pittsburgh Penguins vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 1/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-132) Kings (+110)
The Pittsburgh Penguins (21-9-5) are on their way to Crypto.com Arena on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Kings (18-13-5). The moneyline on this contest has the Penguins at -132 and the Kings are coming in at +110. The betting total is set at 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 victory against the Ducks in their last contest. Pittsburgh garnered 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Penguins had a good offensive outing in the victory. They also had 3 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. For the matchup, they scored on 4 of the 34 shots they attempted.
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Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 115 goals (11th in the league) so far this year and have conceded 86. For the year, they have earned 47 points and their points percentage comes in at .671. Pittsburgh has compiled 100 power play opportunities and they have added 18 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 18.00%. When at even strength, the Penguins have surrendered 78 goals while scoring 97 on the offensive side of the ice. Pittsburgh has tried 1,226 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Penguins have had 1,024 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .916. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have recorded 86 power play opportunities (29th in professional hockey) and have a total of 8 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Tristan Jarry. Jarry has participated in 129 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 77-35-11 and he has gotten the start in 122 games. Opponents have notched 304 goals versus Jarry in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.49. Jarry has had 3,644 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 3,340 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .917 in his 7,321 mins in the crease. During his career on the ice, Jarry has 78 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .639.
When they took the ice last, Los Angeles went up against the Rangers in an outing where the Kings got the win by a tally of 3-1. The Kings had 3 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 chances on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Kings have racked up 79 goals at even strength and 19 goals (19th in the NHL) while on the power play. Los Angeles has attempted 1,266 shots (3rd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.74%, while allowing their opponents 1,070 shots. During this campaign, the Los Angeles Kings have notched a total of 98 goals, 41 points, and a points percentage of .569. They have recorded 116 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 16.38%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 75.25% on the other teams 101 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.3%. They have allowed 93 goals to be scored by way of 68 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jonathan Quick in net. His opponents are averaging 2.41 goals per game and he has yielded 1,609 goals in total. Quick's quality start rate is 54.3% and he has 368 quality starts in his career. He has started in 678 contests and his ice time sits at 40,132 mins. Quick has earned a career record of 346-257-73 and has been in net for 688 games. He is sitting with 16,926 saves out of the 18,535 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-132)
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