Lightning vs Kings Prediction NHL Picks 3/23/24

Los Angeles Kings (36-22-11) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (38-25-6)

Game Info: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -111 / Tampa Bay Lightning -111 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Lightning vs Kings betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Saturday, March 23rd at Crypto.com Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Tampa Bay Lightning recent form and recent player performance

-The Los Angeles Kings recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Lightning and Kings.

Lightning Have Won Five Straight Games

The Lightning have a ton of confidence heading into this game and they have won five straight games. In the last game against the San Jose Sharks, the Lightning scored four goals and ended up winning by three. Nikita Kucherov had a strong game, putting up four assists. The Lightning are averaging 3.49 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.32 goals per game. Kucherov had a strong game, putting up 41 goals and adding 81 assists so far this season. 

Kings Have Won Two Straight Games

The Kings have won two straight games and the offense has played well in each of the games. Two games ago against the Chicago Blackhawks, they won 6-2 and in the last game against the Minnesota Wild, they won 6-0. Adrian Kempe finished the game with two assists. The Kings are averaging 3.1 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.54 goals per game. The offense is ranked 18th in the league, while the defense is ranked 3rd. Kevin Fiala has scored 23 goals and added 39 assists. 

Los Angeles Kings Player Prop Facts

  • Phillip Danault has scored a goal in each of the Kings' last four games against the Lightning.
  • Kevin Fiala has recorded an assist in each of his last five appearances against the Lightning.
  • Adrian Kempe has recorded at least one point in nine of his last 10 appearances at Crypto.com Arena.
  • Drew Doughty ranks 1st in the league for average time on ice (25:45) this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning Player Prop Facts

  • Anthony Duclair has scored at least one goal in six of his last seven appearances.
  • Brandon Hagel has recorded at least one point in each of the Lightning's last nine games as underdogs.
  • Nikita Kucherov has recorded at least one assist in each of the Lightning's last 12 games.
  • Nikita Kucherov has scored the last goal in each of the Lightning's last three games as underdogs.
  • Nikita Kucherov ranks 1st in the league for Points (122) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 1st in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (86.30%).
  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 3rd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.54).
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning rank 1st in the league in power play percentage this season (28.91%).
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning rank 6th in the league for goals per game this season (3.49).

Lightning vs Kings Betting Prediction

These are both teams that have a lot of confidence, and a big reason for the confidence has been the offense. The Kings offense has scored at least six goals in each of the last two games. The Lightning have won five straight games and their offense has been good during the stretch. Both of these teams are going to have no issue running up the score and this game is going to go over the total. 

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

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