Kings vs. Jets - 4/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (34-39-8) at Los Angeles Kings (48-28-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -250 / Winnipeg Jets +200 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Los Angeles Kings meet late Saturday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Winnipeg Jets look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power plays. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 29 goals, Blake Wheeler has 51 assists and Drew Stafford has 186 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their power play chances. Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 85 goals on 889 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 75 goals on 805 shots. Pavelec has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings could also use a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 30 goals, Anze Kopitar has 48 assists and Jeff Carter has 239 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 146 goals on 1,789 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 31 goals on 398 shots. Quick has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Jets are 4-10 in their last 14 vs. a team with a winning record and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Pacific. The Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Jets are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Kings have been money at home recently, and they're still fighting for playoff position. The Jets have struggled all year against winning teams. Give me the home team.