Los Angeles Kings vs. Nashville Predators - 1/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Nashville Predators at Los Angeles Kings

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10:30 PM (Staples Center)

NAS -130 O/U 5.5

Struggling at 18-5-6 and coming off a loss in the Winter Classic, the Nashville Predators head to Los Angeles to battle the Kings. With only 42 points, the Predators are really struggling and far behind in the Central Division.

Despite the Predators struggles, Roman Josi has been outstanding this year. Josi leads the Predators with 14 goals and 27 assists on the year. Matt Duchene is an additional goal scoring threat for Nashville and has 9 goals and 9 assists on the season. Pekka Rinne has not played up to his usual high standards but is still 13-8-3 on the season with a 3.07 GAA.

Sitting at 17-21-4 with 38 total points, the Los Angeles Kings are struggling in the Pacific Division, but have made up ground since earlier in the year. The Kings host a Nashville Predator team they beat 7-4 earlier in the year and are looking for a win.

Anze Kopitar is the top scoring threat for the Kings and has 15 goals and 22 assists on the season. Drew Doughty is another player to watch for the Kings and has 6 goals and 20 assists on the year. Jonathan Quick is the man between the pipes for the Kings and is 11-15-2 with 3.05 GAA this year. Quick will have to improve those numbers for the Kings to make a playoff run.

  • Nashville are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Los Angeles.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Nashville's last 7 games on the road.
  • Los Angeles are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games at home.

 

The Kings are playing great and are coming off of a high powered win. The Predators have had a lot of problems in scoring on the road this year and those issues will definitely continue in this game here. The Kings, though, are able to play great defense as well against what has ended up being a very weak Predators offense. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Kings win 4-2.

Ben’s Pick Los Angeles Kings +110

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.