Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Kings versus the Predators? The puck drops at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on TNT. The game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The Kings are favored by -1.5 in this Western conference contest against the Predators. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6 goals.
LOS ANGELES KINGS VS NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Nashville Predators +1.5
This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.
WHY BET THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS:
- Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Predators.
- We like the Predators on the moneyline (-103)
- The Predators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Can Los Angeles Deliver Being Favored on the Road?
Los Angeles comes into today’s game with an overall record of 22-16-10, which has them in 4th place in the Pacific Division and 7th in the Western Conference. On the road, the Kings are 14-6-4 this season.
Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone just 2-8 and have lost three straight games. When playing other teams from the Western Conference, Los Angeles has gone 13-11 this season.
On the season, the Kings have a puck line record of 20-27, including a road puck line record of 12-12. Their average scoring differential for the year is +.4 goals per game.
Heading into this game, the Kings have dropped their last seven games against the puck line, and their puck line record as the favorite is currently 11-23. So far this season, L.A. has 16 wins by multiple goals.
The average goal total for Los Angeles’ games is sitting at 5.9. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Kings come in with an over/under record of 19-27-1.
In their last three games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.
For their offensive performance, the Kings come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 18th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. In terms of the Kings’ offense during power plays, they are 15th in power play goals and 6th in shorthanded goals.
Los Angeles’ leading goal scorer is Trevor Moore. So far this season, he has 21 goals, placing him 30th in the NHL. Moore also comes into the game with 13 assists.
In terms of defense, the Predators head into the game ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Nashville. So far, they are 16th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Goalie Cam Talbot gets the start and has made 31 starts this season. His record at this point is 14-13, and his save percentage is 0.893%.
Does Nashville Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?
So far this season, the Predators have gone 26-23-2, putting them in 5th place in the Central Division and 9th place in the Western Conference. At home, Nashville has gone 13-12-0, and they have lost two straight games coming into tonight’s contest.
As the underdog, the Predators have gone 16-15-2 this season and have lost two straight games as the underdog. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone 4-6, and they are 1-4 over their last five games.
At home this season, the Predators have gone 13-12 vs. the puck line, and their overall puck line record is 27-23. So far, Nashville has gone 21-11 vs. the puck line as the underdog, and their average scoring margin on the year is -.1 goals per game.
When looking at just their last 10 home games, the Predators have gone 4-6 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.3 goals per contest. This year, Nashville has 13 wins by multiple goals and has dropped 16 games by more than one goal.
This season, Nashville’s games are averaging 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Predators currently have an over/under record of 21-24-5.
Through their last three road games, Los Angeles has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.
On offense, the Predators are averaging 3 goals per game which is 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 12th in the league. In terms of the Predators’ offense during power plays, they are 14th in power play goals and 9th in shorthanded goals.
Nashville’s current leading scorer is Filip Forsberg. This season, he has 23 goals, which puts him 18th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Forsberg has 27 assists this season.
Nashville defense takes on the Kings ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 16th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Juuse Saros gets the start and has made 39 starts this season. His record at this point is 19-18, and his save percentage is 0.981%.