Planning on watching today’s Predators and Kings game? Catch the action at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, as the Kings hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on ESPN+. This Western conference matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Kings are favored by -1.5 goals vs. the Predators.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Kings -1.5

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:30 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES KINGS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Predators winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Predators on the moneyline (+132)
  • The Predators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will Nashville Win on the Road?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Predators are 9th in the Western Conference standings and 5th in the Central Division. On the season, Nashville has a record of 29-25-2.

On the road, the Predators have gone 15-10-2, and they have won their last two road games. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone 4-6.

On the season, Nashville’s puck line record is 29-27, and they have gone 7-14 against the puck line in games where they were favored. So far, the team has 15 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.1 goals per game.

In their last ten games, the Predators have gone just 4-6 against the puck line, but their road puck line record for the season is 16-11. Overall, Nashville has gone 22-13 against the puck line as the underdog.

Games involving Nashville have an average of 6.3 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Predators come in with a record of 25-25-6.

The Predators are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

On the offensive side, the Predators are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 17th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 14th in the league. So far this year, the Predators are 15-13 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 13-12 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Nashville’s leading goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far this season, he has 26 goals, placing him 22nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 29 assists so far.

The Kings defense is currently 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Los Angeles. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 6th with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Juuse Saros comes into the game having made 44 starts this season. So far, his record is 21-21 and he has a save percentage of 0.972%.

Will Los Angeles Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

At home this season, the Kings have gone 10-9-6, and they have won four straight games overall. In the Pacific Division, Los Angeles is in fourth place with a record of 28-16-10. Against other Western Conference teams, the Kings have gone 15-11 this season, and they have won their last two home games.

So far this season, Los Angeles has been favored in 37 of their 54 games, and they have gone 18-12-7 as the favorite. Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone 6-4, and they have won their last three games overall.

Los Angeles enters this game with a puck line record of 26-28 on the year, including going 4-0 in their last three games. So far, they have 19 wins by multiple goals and have gone 13-24 against the puck line when favored.

At home, the Kings have a puck line record of just 10-15 and have gone 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games at home. Overall, their average scoring margin this year is just +.4 goals per game.

This season, Los Angeles’ games have an average of 5.9 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Kings come in with an over/under performance of 21-31-2.

The Predators are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

The Kings come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 18th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 6th in the league. Los Angeles’ offense comes into the game ranked 12th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the NHL.

Los Angeles’ leading goal scorer is Trevor Moore. So far this season, he has 21 goals, placing him 43rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Moore has 16 assists this season.

Defensively, the Kings come into the season ranked 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Los Angeles. For the season, they are ranked 6th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie David Rittich comes into the game having made 13 starts this season. So far, his record is 8-2 and he has a save percentage of 0.406%.