Pittsburgh Penguins vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 11/9/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+110) Kings (-137)
The Pittsburgh Penguins (5-6-0) are traveling to Crypto.com Arena on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Kings (7-2-2). The line on this matchup has Pittsburgh at +110 while Los Angeles is sitting at -137. The total has been set at 7.
The Pittsburgh Penguins went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2-0 victory over the Ducks in their previous outing. The Penguins had a below average offensive performance in the win. For the outing, they converted 2 of the 36 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to score a goal. Pittsburgh tallied 6 mins in the box for this game.
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Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have tallied 37 power play tries (28th in professional hockey) and have a total of 7 goals in those attempts. The Penguins so far have had 317 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .902. Pittsburgh has taken 394 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.6%. While playing at even strength, the Penguins have given up 24 goals while earning 32 on offense. Pittsburgh has tallied 33 power play chances and they have scored 6 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 18.18%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 10 points and their points percentage comes in at .455. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 38 goals (16th in hockey) for the season and have given up 31.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Tristan Jarry. The opposition has scored 537 goals versus Jarry in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.64. Jarry has participated in 215 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .913 in his 12,196 minutes on the ice. He has an overall record of 121-65-20 and got the start in 207 games. For his professional hockey career, Jarry has accumulated 125 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .604. Jarry has had 6,200 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 5,663 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Los Angeles faced the Flyers in a game where the Kings ended up with the victory by a mark of 5-0. They had 5 power play opportunities in this outing and tallied 1 out of those tries. The Kings scored 5 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they tried.
The Kings have 38 goals at even strength and 9 goals (15th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Los Angeles has put up 359 shots (20th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 13.09%, while allowing their opponents 301 shots. So far this year, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 47 goals, 16 points, in addition to a points percentage of .727. They have allowed 31 goals to be scored by way of 25 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 49 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.37%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.62% on their opponents 39 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.7%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Cam Talbot between the pipes. He has compiled 11,746 saves out of the 12,855 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .914. Talbot has a career mark of 224-158-37 and has participated in 441 contests. He has started in 421 games and has played 25,199 mins. Talbot's rate of quality starts sits at 54.4% and he has qualified for 229 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.64 goals per game and he has allowed 1,109 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-137)
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