Los Angeles Kings at Winnipeg Jets - 4/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Kings at Winnipeg Jets - 4/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (33-26-10) vs Los Angeles Kings (37-23-10)

Game Info: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets -120 / Los Angeles Kings -105 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Winnipeg Jets host the Los Angeles Kings in Saturday NHL Action.

The Los Angeles Kings come into this road contest with an overall record of 37-23-10. Through 70 games, the Kings are 2nd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 202 times, good for a rank of 19th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Los Angeles is the 15th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.8 goals per game. So far, the Kings have a strength of schedule rating of 18th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 17th ranked team in the NHL.

The Winnipeg Jets get set to host the Los Angeles Kings with an overall record of 33-26-10. This mark places them 6th in the Central division. Through 69 games, the Jets have scored 215 goals, giving them an average of 3.09. This output gives them a rank of 15th among NHL teams.On defense, Winnipeg is the 20th ranked unit, giving up 3.07 goals per contest. So far, the Jets have played the 17th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Winnipeg's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 19th in the NHL.

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Through 70 games, the Los Angeles Kings' leading goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. With his 15 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 43. On the season, he is turning 14.2% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Kings have benefited from the strong play of Anze Kopitar, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Los Angeles's 70 games, he has come up with 17 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.2%. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -8 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Calvin Petersen, who is giving up an average of 2.71 goals per game. In his 32 games played, he has turned in 18 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 67 games, the Winnipeg Jets' goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor, with 82 points. He has reached his mark of 41 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.5%. So far, 17.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 38 assists to go along with his 26 goals. However, when on the ice the Jets are -18 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 2.92 goals per game. In his 57 games played, he has turned in 33 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Kings have an over-under record of 30-38-2. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 12-21-1. On the season, 47.0% of Los Angeles's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Kings.In Winnipeg's 69 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 38-29-2. So far, taking the over when the Jets are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-12-2. On the season, 59.0% of Winnipeg's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 50.0% of the scoring coming from the Jets. With a line set at 6 goals, look for this matchup to fall below that line in what should be a low-scoring game.

 

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