Winnipeg Jets vs. Los Angeles Kings - 11/13/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (7-8-0) at Winnipeg Jets (7-7-2)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -111 / Los Angeles Kings -111 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets meet Sunday afternoon in a NHL matchup at the MTS Centre.
The Los Angeles Kings look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Kings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 10.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Carter leads Los Angeles with five goals, Tanner Pearson has three assists and Tyler Toffoli has 50 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Peter Budaj has given up 24 goals on 273 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has allowed 10 goals on 80 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed two or less goals in four of their last five games.
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The Winnipeg Jets could also use a big victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 11 goals, Mark Scheifele has 10 assists and Blake Wheeler has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 25 goals on 266 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 22 goals on 211 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed at least two goals in eight straight games.
The Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 2-8 in their last 10 vs. Central. The Jets are 1-7 in their last 8 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Winnipeg and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
It's hard to get a feel for either one of these teams with the constant up and down play. So, in a early game where the home team usually has the advantage and the fact the Kings haven't been great on the road, I'm going to side with the Winnipeg Jets on the road. This is a complete toss up, so I usually give the edge to the home team.