Los Angeles Kings vs. Nashville Predators - 10/27/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (2-4-0) at Los Angeles Kings (3-3-0)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -118 / Nashville Predators -105 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, FSWHD
The Nashville Predators and Los Angeles Kings meet Thursday night in a NHL showdown at the STAPLES Center.
The Nashville Predators could use a bounce back victory after now losing four of their last five games. The Predators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 47.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Mike Fisher leads Nashville with three goals, Filip Forsberg has five assists and James Neal has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up eight goals on 103 shots faced and Marek Mazanec has allowed five goals on 27 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed five or more goals in three of their last five games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look for another home victory to build on their three-game winning streak and get a game above a .500 record. The Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Tanner Pearson leads Los Angeles with four goals, Dustin Brown has four assists and Anze Kopitar has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 70 percent of their opponents power plays. Peter Budaj has given up eight goals on 75 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has allowed 10 goals on 62 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have played three straight overtime games and have won six of their last seven extra regulation games overall.
The Predators are 19-39 in their last 58 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-6 in their last 6 road games. The Kings are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 Thursday games. The Predators are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Kings have found their footing a bit without Quick in the net and are catching a struggling Predators team on the end of a back-to-back. Not to mention Nashville hasn't won a road game in quite some time. So, while the Predators have owned this series as of late, I like the rested Kings on their home ice for the rather cheap price.