Winnipeg Jets vs. Los Angeles Kings - 2/18/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Winnipeg Jets vs. Los Angeles Kings - 2/18/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings at Winnipeg Jets

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Bell Mts Place)

Los Angeles Kings at Winnipeg Jets

TV: FSW, TSN3

The Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 18 goals, Anze Kopitar has 34 assists and Dustin Brown has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 110 goals on 1,073 shots faced and Cal Petersen has allowed six goals on 72 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.

The Winnipeg Jets look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 29 goals, Mark Scheifele has 36 assists and Blake Wheeler has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 123 goals on 1,520 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 50 goals on 445 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed two goals in seven of their last nine games.

The Kings are 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest, 23-53 in their last 76 games as an underdog and 16-40 in their last 56 road games. The Jets are 5-11 in their last 16 home games and 9-3 in their last 12 games as a home favorite. The under is 7-2-1 in Kings last 10 overall. The over is 9-2 in Jets last 11 games following a win. The Kings are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Winnipeg. The home team is 19-9 in the last 28 meetings.

The Los Angeles Kings have had the upper hand over the Jets, which includes wins in three of the last four meetings, but this team has been god awful on the road and has dropped to the third least profitable team in the sport overall. The Winnipeg Jets haven't been able to take advantage of home ice much, but they've put together some nice wins lately and are riding a nice wave of momentum. I'll take the Jets and the PL for some sweet plus money. 

Randy’s Pick Winnipeg Jets -1.5

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