Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild - 11/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Wild (6-10-1) at Los Angeles Kings (5-11-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -105 / Minnesota Wild -105 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Wild and Los Angeles Kings meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The Minnesota Wild need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Eric Staal leads Minnesota with six goals, Jordan Greenway has five assists and Matt Dumba has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 34 goals on 301 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 21 goals on 217 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 11.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with five goals, Drew Doughty has six assists and Dustin Brown has 46 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 70.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 42 goals on 314 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 22 goals on 193 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in eight straight games.
The Wild are 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite, 20-42 in their last 62 overall and 3-11 in their last 14 road games. The Kings are 17-35 in their last 52 games as an underdog, 7-15 in their last 22 Tuesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The over is 8-0 in Wild last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 12-3-1 in Kings last 16 vs. Western Conference. The Wild are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Minnesota Wild have won each of the last four meetings against the Kings, and while they're having current struggles of their own, noting matches up to what the Kings have gone through all season. The Los Angeles Kings remain arguably the worst defensive team in the league, and despite getting the most shot attempts off offensively, they're 27th in goals per game and 29th in power play. No, thanks. It's the Minnesota Wild or pass.