Predators vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Predators vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 2/22/2024

The Nashville Predators (29-25-2) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (28-16-10) on Thursday, February 22nd. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.

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The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win

As the Predators head into tonight’s game, they find themselves in 9th place in the Western Conference with a record of 29-25-2. In their last ten games, Nashville has gone 4-6 and they have won two straight games on the road.

On the season, the Predators have been the underdog in 35 of their 56 games, and they have a record of 17-16-2 in those games. Against teams from the Western Conference, Nashville has gone 17-18 this season.

On the season, the Predators have a puck line record of 29-27 and have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far, Nashville has been the underdog in 35 games and has a puck line record of 22-13 in those games.

When playing on the road, the Predators have a puck line record of 16-11, and their average scoring margin is +.1 goals per game. In their last ten road games, Nashville has gone 7-3 against the puck line.

The Predators recently played against the Golden Knights and secured a win with a score of 5-3. Against the Golden Knights, Predators’ offense was able to score in all three periods. In the game, Nashville managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 40 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.

Despite being the underdog, Nashville managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The combined total of 8 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

At 66 points, the Kings are 7th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific Division. Over their last 10 games, the Kings have gone 6-4 and have won four straight games. In the conference, Los Angeles has a record of 15-11.

At home this season, the Kings have gone 10-9-6, and they have won their last two games played at home. When favored, Los Angeles has gone 18-12-7 this season.

Los Angeles has gone 4-1 against the puck line in their last five games and 6-4 in their last ten games. They have an overall puck line record of 26-28 this season, including going 10-15 against the puck line at home.

So far this year, the Kings have 19 wins by multiple goals and 11 losses by more than one goal. In their last ten games at home, the Kings have gone just 3-7 against the puck line.

The Kings most recently faced the Blue Jackets at home and achieved a 5-1 win. Facing off against the Blue Jackets’ defense, the Kings offense scored in all three periods. Of Los Angeles’ five goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 36 shots on goal and six giveaways.

Los Angeles secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 6 goals.

Nashville Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Predators are averaging 3 goals per game which is 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. In terms of the Predators’ offense during power plays, they are 16th in power play goals and 9th in shorthanded goals.

The Predators’ over/under record this season is 25-25-6. For the season, they have had 24 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.3 goals per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Kings come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 6th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kings offense is 12th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the NHL.

This season, the Kings’ have an over/under record of 21-31-2. Throughout the season, they have played 25 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.

Nashville Team Defense

Nashville defense takes on the Kings ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 21st in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings come into the season ranked 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Los Angeles. For the season, they are ranked 6th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Predators vs Kings Trends

  • Nashville has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Los Angeles has an puck line record of 3-7 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Kings have an puck line record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Predators have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 1-2.

Predators vs Kings Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Predators to secure a victory over the Kings on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +132, I’m locking in my bet on the Predators straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Predators winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Predators straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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