Kings vs. Red Wings - 1/11/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (22-13-7) at Los Angeles Kings (26-12-3)
NHL Hockey: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -179 / Detroit Red Wings +161 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSWHD
The Detroit Red Wings and Los Angeles Kings square off late Monday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Detroit Red Wings look for a nice victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 14 goals, Tomas Tatar has 13 assists and Justin Abdelkader has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 56 goals on 783 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 42 goals on 466 shots. Mrazek has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings hope to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 19 goals, Anze Kopitar has 20 assists and Jeff Carter has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 70 goals on 928 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 16 goals on 230 shots. Quick has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 5-11 in their last 16 Monday games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Pacific. The Kings are 2-5 in their last 7 Monday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Red Wings are 14-6 in the last 20 meetings in Los Angeles and 42-18-2 in the last 62 meetings overall.
The Red Wings have owned the Kings over the years, but Detroit has been inconsistent and is coming off a game Sunday. The Kings are rested and rolling right now. I like the home team here.