Los Angeles Kings vs. Ottawa Senators - 12/7/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (9-11-6) at Los Angeles Kings (18-8-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings / Ottawa Senators --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, FSWHD
The Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings meet Thursday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The Ottawa Senators need a feel good victory here after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 14 goals, Erik Karlsson has 16 assists and Mike Hoffman has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 56 goals on 531 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed 22 goals on 228 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 15 games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look for another victory to build on their six-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 15 goals, Jake Muzzin has 15 assists and Dustin Brown has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 89.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 49 goals on 693 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has allowed 12 goals on 214 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in each of their last eight games.
The Senators are 2-5 in their last 7 Thursday games, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-8 in their last 9 overall. The Kings are 8-3 in their last 11 Thursday games, 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Senators are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles, 6-14-1 in the last 21 meetings and the over is 3-1-2 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Kings are playing their best hockey of the season right now and continue to be one of the best defensive teams in the league. the Ottawa Senators can't buy a victory, are on the end of a back to back and are getting pegged nightly defensively. The Senators have simply been fade material the last several weeks. This game should result in a rather easiy victory for the home team.