Winnipeg Jets vs. Los Angeles Kings - 2/20/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (31-22-5) at Winnipeg Jets (35-15-9)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -170 / Los Angeles Kings +153 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Los Angeles Kings look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 25 goals, Drew Doughty has 33 assists and Dustin Brown has 146 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 107 goals on 1,341 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has allowed 32 goals on 483 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
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The Winnipeg Jets look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 27 goals, Blake Wheeler has 51 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 169 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 112 goals on 1,459 shots faced and Steve Mason has allowed 33 goals on 321 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Central and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. a team with a winning record. The Jets are 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 35-17 in their last 52 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Kings are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Winnipeg, the home team is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings and the over is 5-2-4 in the last 11 meetings.
The Los Angeles Kings are putting together some nice victories as of late, but they have yet to have that same success against good teams, and they're on the end of a back to back. The Winnipeg Jets continue to play consistent hockey and have been a really tough out at home all season long. The Jets have also won four of the last six meetings against the Kings, holding Los Angeles to three or less goals in five of those contests.