Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 2/21/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+112) Wild (-134)
Xcel Energy Center is the site where the Minnesota Wild (30-21-5) will take on the Los Angeles Kings (32-18-7) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Kings at +112 while the Wild are coming in at -134. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Los Angeles Kings had a decent effort after finishing in a 5-5 tie against the Coyotes in their previous contest . Los Angeles accumulated 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Kings had a good offensive output in this game. Furthermore, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. In the game, they finished 5 of the 37 shots they put on goal.
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When playing at even strength, the Kings have conceded 143 goals while getting 140 as an offensive unit. Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 193 power play opportunities (8th in pro hockey) and have earned 49 goals in those chances. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have tallied 191 goals (9th in the league) this year and have conceded 192. Los Angeles has attempted 1,849 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.3%. For the current season, they have earned 71 points and their points percentage is .623. The Kings have seen 1,640 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .883. Los Angeles is sitting with 195 power play opportunities and they have added 51 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 26.15%.
The player in the crease for this game is Pheonix Copley. The opposition has scored 143 goals against Copley in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.86. Copley has played in 54 games during his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .902 in his 2,998 minutes played. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 33-12-4 and he was named the starter in 49 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Copley has compiled 27 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .551. Copley has seen 1,456 shots against him and has recorded 1,313 total saves.
In their last outing, Minnesota faced off against the Predators in a matchup where the Wild took home the victory by a mark of 4-3. They had 5 chances on the power play in this contest and recorded 1 out of those opportunities. The Wild scored 4 goals of the 35 shots on goal they attempted.
The Wild have accumulated 118 goals at even strength and 43 goals (10th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Minnesota has tried 1,761 shots (18th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.14%, while allowing their opponents 1,685 shots. On the campaign, the Minnesota Wild have 161 goals, 65 points, in addition to a points percentage of .580. They have permitted 158 goals to be scored by way of 124 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 179 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.02%. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.72% on their oppositions 186 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.6%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Marc-Andre Fleury between the pipes. Fleury has compiled a lifetime mark of 536-312-90 and has played in 973 contests. Fleury's quality start rate comes out to 55.0% and he has 449 quality starts in his career. He has accounted for 25,275 saves out of the 27,699 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .912. Teams are averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has surrendered 2,424 goals in total. He has made the start in 816 games and has been on the ice for 56,320 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (-134)
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