Wild vs. Kings - 3/22/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (44-23-5) at Minnesota Wild (34-28-11)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild +105 / Los Angeles Kings -125 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Kings and Minnesota Wild meet late Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Los Angeles Kings have not lost back-to-back games since February 16-18. 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 Minnesota Wild look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power plays. Charlie Coyle leads Minnesota with 21 goals, Zach Parise has 23 assists and Thomas Vanek has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 133 goals on 1,599 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 41 goals on 488 shots. Dubnyk has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Wild are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-11 in their last 15 home games. The under is 32-13-8 in the last 53 meetings.
While it's been a while since the Kings have lost two straight games, they're still playing on the end of a back to back against a Wild team that's playing pretty solid hockey as of late. I like the value of the home team and the plus money.