Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings Betting Preview

02 / 22 / 2024 By Ally Mielnicki

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The third meeting of the season is coming up between the Nashville Predators (29-25-2) and Los Angeles Kings (28-16-10), with both teams each winning once. The action takes place Thursday, February 22 at 10:30 PM ET for this appealing NHL betting opportunity. ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook has the Kings as slight favorites with a moneyline at -163.

When: February 22, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET

Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California

Watch: Hulu|ESPN+

Nashville Predators Preview

The Predators have won their last two games, with both battles being on the road. In fact, they have been able to score five goals in each win, which is well above their season average.

Their latest success was a 5-3 outing over the Vegas Golden Knights. This improved their road record to 15-10-2, which is slightly more appealing in comparison to the Kings’ home record.

The offense from the Predators has been stagnant most of the season, as they are averaging 3.04 goals per game with 31.2 shots while holding a power play percentage of 19.0. Despite scoring 37 goals, they have allowed 44 in these situations, potentially affecting their offensive performance here.

Defensively, they concede an average of 3.25 goals and 30.6 shots, indicating challenges in comparison to their offensive strength. Their penalty kill percentage at 75.4 is notably lower than the Kings’ efficiency.

Los Angeles Kings Preview

The Kings have won their last four games, which offers excellent momentum as they compete in another home game. Their latest wins have shown that the Kings were scoring 3.50 goals a game and allowing 1.75, which is a great testament to their defensive efficiency.

Their latest victory was a 5-1 blowout over the Columbus Blue Jackets. This improved their shaky home record of 10-9-6, which will once again be put to the test.

The Kings showcase a slightly more appealing offensive performance compared to the Predators, maintaining an average of 3.13 goals and executing 33.5 shots per game. Their power play has excelled, registering 38 goals while allowing 23 power play goals, resulting in an impressive 22.1 power play percentage.

Defensively, they concede 2.61 goals and face 28.3 shots per game. This marks the most significant contrast between the two teams and is likely to be the pivotal factor in the upcoming game. Boasting an 86.7 penalty kill percentage, the Kings hold a substantial defensive advantage over the Predators.

Betting Odds

Tennessee sports bettors have a promising chance for NHL bets with ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook. In this matchup, the Los Angeles Kings hold a slight favor at home in their pursuit of success. In the last two meetings, the Predators won 2-1 in the first matchup, while the Kings succeeded 4-2 in the second.

Nashville Predators: +127

Puck Line: +1.5 (-191)

Los Angeles Kings: -163

Puck Line: -1.5 (+148)

Total Goals: Over 6.0 (-112), Under 6.0 (-113)

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