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Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators Prediction 2-22-24 Picks

Nashville Predators (29-25-2) vs. Los Angeles Kings (28-16-10)
February 22, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -196 / Nashville Predators +155; Over/Under: 6
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The Nashville Predators and Los Angeles Kings face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at the Crypto.com Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Predators vs Kings prediction.

Predators Coming Off Big Win

The Predators at times have been inconsistent, but they are coming a victory in the last game. The Predators faced off against the Vegas Golden Knights on the road and they were able to secure the 5-3 victory. Kevin Lankinen had a strong game scoring 23 of the 26 shots that he faced. The Predators are averaging 3.04 goals while their defense is giving up 3.25 goals per game. The offense is ranked 19th, but in the last game the offense was good. Filip Forsberg has scored 26 goals and added 29 assists. 

Kings Coming off a Big Offensive Performance

The Kings faced off against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the last game and they scored five goals on the way to the four goal victory. Pierre Luc-Dubois had a strong game putting up two goals. The Kings on the season is averaging 3.13 goals while their defense is giving up 2.61 goals per game. The offense is ranked 15th while the defense is ranked 3rd. Adrian Kempe has scored 19 goals and added 19 assists so far this season. In this game the Kings are going to need to get the offense out to a fast start here. The Kings will play against the Ducks, Oilers, and Flames after this game.

Predators vs Kings Betting Prediction

The Kings scored five goals in the last game, but their defense has been good heading into this game. The Kings are giving up 2.61 goals per game and they are going to lockdown in this game. Look for the Predators defense to also struggle. They are givign up 3.25 goals per game and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. Back the Kings on the money line to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Kings ML

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