Predators vs Kings Prediction NHL Picks 2/22/24

Los Angeles Kings (28-16-10) vs Nashville Predators (29-25-2)

Game Info: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10:30 pm ( Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -196 / Nashville Predators +155 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Nashville Predators and the Los Angeles Kings meet in NHL action from the Arena on Thursday night. Who comes out on top in this Western Conference clash? Let’s dive in and find out with our Predators vs. Kings Prediction.

Nashville Predators Team Preview

The Nashville Predators come into this one looking to build on back-to-back wins after a 5-3 win over Vegas last time out. Filip Forsberg leads the Predators in scoring with 55 points including a team-high 26 goals and 29 assists while Ryan O’Reilly has 47 points with 20 goals of his own and 27 assists. Gustav Nyquist has 43 points with 30 assists while Roman Josi has 52 points of his own with a team-leading 41 assists. Juuse Saros has made 44 starts in goal for Nashville this season, going 21-21-2 with a 3.02 GAA and a .902 save percentage while Kevin Lankinen is 7-4 with a 3.32 GAA and an .888 save percentage this season.

Nashville Predators Team Facts

  • The Predators have won seven of their last eight night games at Arena.
  • The Predators have covered the puck line in each of their last six games at Arena against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Predators have lost the third period in five of their last six games as underdogs following a road win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Predators' last seven games against opponents on a winning streak.

Los Angeles Kings Team Preview

The Los Angeles Kings come into this game looking to build on a four-game win streak after a 5-1 win over Columbus last time out. Adrian Kempe leads the Kings in scoring with 48 points with 19 goals and 29 assists while Kevin Fiala has 44 points with 14 goals and 30 assists. Anze Kopitar has 45 points with 17 goals and 28 assists while Trevor Moore has 37 points with a team-high 21 goals. Quinton Byfield also has 42 points with 18 goals and 24 assists. Cam Talbot has posted a 16-13-5 mark in goal for the Kings this season with a 2.53 GAA and a .913 save percentage while David Rittich is 8-2-3 with a 2.25 GAA and a .919 save percentage as well this season. The Kings will play against the Ducks, Oilers, and Flames after this one.

Los Angeles Kings Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won five of the Kings' last six games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in eight of the Kings' last nine games at Arena.
  • The Kings have won the third period in each of their last four games at Arena following a win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Kings' last 11 home games.

Predators vs. Kings Prediction

I’m on Nashville here. I get the case to be made for the Kings at home over the course of this win streak, but the bulk of those wins came on the road, where Los Angeles has done their best work this season, and the lone home win came against the lowly Blue Jackets. Nashville’s a team that plays their best hockey on the road and have gotten off to quite the start of their own on this road trip. I’ll side with the Preds and the plus money here.

Chris’s Pick Nashville +155

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