Los Angeles Kings (9-7-3) at Minnesota Wild (11-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -162 / Los Angeles Kings +135 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Kings and Minnesota Wild meet Saturday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 24.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 10 goals, Anze Kopitar has 17 assists and Jeff Carter has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 24 goals on 247 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 22 goals on 318 shots.
The Minnesota Wild look to build on their five game winning streak. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 8.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with six goals, Jordan Greenway has 11 assists and Zach Parise has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 13 goals on 162 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 25 goals on 302 shots.
The Kings are 19-40 in their last 59 road games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Wild are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Wild last 5 home games. The Kings are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota. The favorite is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.
While both teams are playing well, it's the Wild who have been more consistent during their stretch and pretty much dominated last nights win where they scored three goals in the first period. The Los Angeles Kings have had serious issues on the road dating back to last season and they didn't look comfortable in last nights defeat. Steep price, but I'm siding with the Wild on their home ice for a sixth straight win.