The Winnipeg Jets (16-9-2) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (16-5-4) on Wednesday, December 13th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on BSW. Both the Jets and Kings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:30 ET.
Winnipeg Jets vs Los Angeles Kings
The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 27 games, the Jets have achieved an overall record of 16-9-2. When on the road, Winnipeg holds a 8-4-1 record, while they are 8-5-1 when playing at home. Their current record places them 3rd in the Western Central division and 6th in the Western conference. This season, Winnipeg has managed to win 12 games by a margin of more than one goal while losing six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 16-11.
Following a 2-1 loss on the road to the Sharks, the Jets are eager to bounce back. On offense, the Jets scored one time in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. For the game, Winnipeg’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 37 shots on goal vs. San Jose.
Winnipeg took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
So far this season, the Kings have an overall record of 16-5-4. On the road, Los Angeles is 11-1-1 and 5-4-3 at home. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Western Pacific division and 3rd in the Western conference. Los Angeles heads into the game with 12 wins by more than one goal, and lost four games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 15-10.
The Kings aim to bounce back following their 4-1 loss on the road to the Rangers. In the first and second periods, the Kings couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score one goal in the third period. The team’s one goal were the result of a power play. Throughout the game, they managed to register 26 shots on goal and committed 5 giveaways.
Entering the game as the underdog, Los Angeles not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 5 goals.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Jets come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 18th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. Coming into the game, the Jets have 8-7 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 8-2.
The Jets’ over/under record this season is 10-14-3. For the season, they have had 13 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Los Angeles Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Kings come in averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is 7th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 19th in the league. This season, the Kings are 10-3 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 5-1 record.
The Kings’ over/under record this season is 10-15-0. For the season, they have had 12 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Winnipeg Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Jets head into the game ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.6 shots per game against Winnipeg. So far, they are 23rd in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Los Angeles Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Kings head into the game ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 26.8 shots per game against Los Angeles. So far, they are 4th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.
Jets vs Kings Trends
- Across the Jets last ten road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
- In their last ten games at home, the Kings have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
- The Kings have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Jets have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their puck line record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Kings. Nevertheless, given the payout of -190, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.
My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Jets to cover. Even if the Kings win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Jets should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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