Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings - 2/16/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings - 2/16/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (4-6-3) vs Minnesota Wild (6-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -108 / Minnesota Wild -111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings meet in NHL action from the Staples Center on Tuesday night.

The Minnesota Wild will look to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Minnesota in their last matchup. Joel Greenway leads the Wild in scoring with 10 points coming on 2 goals and 8 assists while Joel Eriksson Ek and Kirill Kaprizov each have 9 points with Eriksson Ek logging 5 goals and 4 assists while Kaprizov has 3 goals with 6 assists. Ryan Suter and Jonas Brodin each have 6 points as well with Suter registering 6 assists while Brodin has 2 goals and 4 helpers. Cam Talbot and Kaapo Kahkonen continue to split time in goal for Minnesota, with each picking up 3 wins in 6 appearances with Talbot logging a 2.40 GAA while Kahkonen’s GAA sits at 2.86.

The Los Angeles Kings will look to add to their 6-2 win over San Jose in their last matchup. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 17 points including 4 goals and a team-high 13 assists while Dustin Brown has 12 points with 6 goals and 6 assists and Drew Doughty’s got 11 points with 3 goals and 8 assists. Alex Iafallo and Adrian Kempe each have 9 points with Iafallo logging 3 goals and 6 assists and Kempe putting up 4 goals and 5 helpers. Cal Peterson and Jonathan Quick continue to split time in goal, with each having a pair of wins with Peterson posting a 2.49 GAA while Quick’s GAA sits at 4.09.

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Minnesota is 11-4 in their last 15 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road favorite while the under is 12-3 in their last 15 Tuesday games. Los Angeles is 1-5 in their last 6 games overall and 1-6 in their last 7 Tuesday games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home underdog.

I am having a hard time with this game because really, I don’t want anything to do with it if we’re being honest. Loa Angeles is back to driving the struggle bus and Minnesota hasn’t been anything special to write home about either. I think with everything being equal, I’ll back the under. I think at best we have a game here that hits 5 goals and stays there, so give me the under in this spot.

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