Kings vs Jets Prediction - NHL Picks 10/17/23

Winnipeg Jets (1-1) vs Los Angeles Kings (0-1-1)

Game Info: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets -128 / Los Angeles Kings +106 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Kings will play the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night at the Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. LA has lost their first two games of the season, while Winnipeg was able to get a win last time out.

Kings Preview

The Los Angeles Kings are 0-1-1 this year after they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 6-5 in a shootout in their last game. Los Angeles trailed 3-0 in the first period, but they were able to tie the game in the third period, before losing in a shootout. The Kings out shot Carolina by a total of 30-19 and went 2-7 on the power play in the game. Los Angeles lost to the Colorado Avalanche in their first game of the season by a score of 5-2. The LA Kings are scoring 3.50 goals per game and allowing 5.00 goals against per game, while going 16.7% on the power play and 85.7% on the penalty kill. Anze Kopitar has led the Kings this year with two goals, one assist, and five shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for LA is Cam Talbot, who is 0-1-0 this season with a 4.02 goals against average and a .889 save percentage this season.

Jets Preview

The Winnipeg Jets are 1-1-0 this season after they defeated the Florida Panthers by a score of 6-4 in their last game. Winnipeg scored three goals in the second period, which opened up a two goal lead heading into the third for the win. The Jets out shot Florida by a total of 35-33 and went 2-6 on the power play. Winnipeg lost to the Flames by a score of 5-3 in their season opener. The Winnipeg Jets are scoring 4.50 goals per game and allowing 4.50 goals against per game, while going 20% on the power play and 80% on the penalty kill. Kyle Connor is leading the Jets this season with three goals, one assist, and 12 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck, who is 1-1-0 this year with a 4.12 goals against average and a .852 save percentage. 

Winnipeg Jets Team Facts

  • The Jets have lost each of their last five games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Jets have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight games as favorites against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Jets' last eight games.
  • The Jets have won the first period in each of their last four night games following a home win.

Los Angeles Kings Team Facts

  • The Kings have won each of their last two games as underdogs against the Jets.
  • The Kings have covered the puck line in 11 of their last 12 games as underdogs against the Jets.
  • The favorites have won the first period in each of the Kings' last four games.
  • The 'Over 2.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in four of the Kings' last five games as underdogs.

Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Facts

  • Nikolaj Ehlers has recorded a point in each of his last six home appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Mark Scheifele has scored a goal in each of the Jets' last four games as home favorites.
  • Neal Pionk has recorded at least one assist in five of the Jets' last six games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Josh Morrissey has the equal-most Power Play Points for the Jets this season (2).

Los Angeles Kings Player Prop Facts

  • Adrian Kempe has recorded at least one point in nine of the Kings' last 10 games as underdogs.
  • Drew Doughty has recorded at least one assist in five of his last six appearances with his team as an underdog against the Jets.
  • Kevin Fiala ranks T5th in the league for multi-assist game (1) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Winnipeg Jets ranks T1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (1).
  • The Winnipeg Jets ranks T1st in the league for goals in Period 2 per game this season (2.00).
  • The Los Angeles Kings ranks T1st in the league for goals in Period 2 per game this season (2.00).
  • The Los Angeles Kings ranks 31st in the league in save percentage this season (.821).

Pick

The Jets come into this game with a 1-1 record, but they did play well in their loss to the Flames and out shot them by a healthy margin. The Kings have allowed 10 goals in regulation this season, but they have faced two of the better teams in the league. The Jets have the goalie advantage with Hellebuyck between the pipes, but I think we are going see a higher scoring game in this one. Both games for each team has gone over 6.5 so far this season. I like the over in this matchup. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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