Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild - 2/26/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Wild (10-6) vs Los Angeles Kings (9-6-3)
Game Info: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild -154 / Los Angeles Kings +130 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Kings and Minnesota Wild meet Friday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look to build on their six game winning streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 24.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 10 goals, Anze Kopitar has 17 assists and Jeff Carter has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 24 goals on 247 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 22 goals on 318 shots.
The Minnesota Wild look to build on their four game winning streak. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 8.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with six goals, Jordan Greenway has 11 assists and Zach Parise has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 13 goals on 162 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 25 goals on 302 shots.
The Kings are 19-40 in their last 59 road games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Wild are 8-1 in their last 9 Friday games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Wild last 5 home games. The Kings are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota. The favorite is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings. The home team is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings.
I'm sure this winning streak isn't going to last forever, but the Los Angeles Kings have won six straight games and are getting it done with an improved defense. There's going be very few believers long term in this team, but you have to like the fact they're winning and cashing tickets in the underdog role. And at this point, you almost want to keep riding the hot hand. The Minnesota Wild are favored for obvious reasons, but I'm backing the Kings in the underdog role.
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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Kings +130
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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