Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings Preview, Tips, and Odds

Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings Preview, Tips, and Odds

The Nashville Predators will be trying to snap a three-game losing streak when they host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. This is the second game in as many nights for the Kings, after beating the Chicago Blackhawks in a shootout on Friday night. With the victory, the Kings now have 13 points on the season, but come into this game in last place in the Pacific Division. Nashville still leads the Western Conference with 27 points despite their three-game losing streak. The Predators were the best regular season team in the NHL a season ago, and are looking to repeat that feat this season.

Predators vs. Kings Odds

The Nashville Predators are huge betting favorites in this game. The moneyline is Nashville -250 and the over/under for total goals scored is set at six goals.

Moneyline: Nashville -250

Total: 6

Predators vs. Kings Head to Head

This is the first of three meetings between the Nashville Predators and Los Angeles Kings this season. The Predators won all three games against the Kings a season ago, outscoring them by seven goals in those three games.

Predators vs. Kings Stats

One area that the Predators have struggled in this season has been on the power play. Nashville has converted just 10.8 percent of their power play chances, which is the worst percentage in the NHL. Filip Forsberg has been the top goal scorer for the Predators this season, having scored 12 goals already this season. Goaltender Pekka Rinne is having a terrific season, posting a 1.53 goals against average for the Predators.

The Los Angeles Kings have scored just 1.94 goals per game this season, which is by far the worst scoring average in the NHL. Ilya Kovalchuk has been the lone bright spot for the Kings on offense, leading the team with five goals, nine assists, and fourteen points. Goaltender Jack Campbell has gone 5-7 this season, posting a 2.33 goals against average.

Predators vs. Kings News

The Nashville Predators are dealing with some injuries which has led to their recent slide. The Predators recently announced that they have placed defenseman P.K. Subban on injured reserve, but did not give an update on his injury. Forward Viktor Arvidsson is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a broken thumb.

The Los Angeles Kings are already on their fourth goaltender this season, which has led to their poor record. Rookie Cal Petersen made his first NHL start on Friday night and only gave up one goal against the Chicago Blackhawks to earn the victory.

Predators vs. Kings Predictions

The Kings are coming into this game with a little momentum, but they will need more than that to hang with the Predators. Nashville is dealing with injuries, but they still have a talented roster that knows how to win. The Predators are a tough team to beat at home, and they will earn the victory over the Kings on Saturday night. Bet the Nashville Predators -250 over the Los Angeles Kings.

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