Predators vs. Kings - 3/21/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (44-22-5) at Nashville Predators (36-23-13)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -110 / Los Angeles Kings +100 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, FSSM
The Los Angeles Kings and Nashville Predators meet Monday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Los Angeles Kings look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 26 goals, Anze Kopitar has 41 assists and Jeff Carter has 199 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 123 goals on 1,558 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 26 goals on 373 shots. Quick has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators look for another win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power plays. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 29 goals, James Neal has 19 assists and Craig Smith has 180 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 141 goals on 1,562 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 31 goals on 371 shots. Rinne has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 9-4 in their last 13 overall. The Kings are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
The Kings have been one of the hotter teams in the league for the last month or so and have been really tough to bet against during that time. While the Predators have also been playing solid hockey and are at home, I like the value of the Kings and the even/plus money.