Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Hurricanes vs Kings Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Carolina Hurricanes taking on the Los Angeles Kings Friday October 23rd at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Carolina Hurricanes (2-4-0-0) vs. Los Angeles Kings (3-3-0-0)
Date: Friday October 23rd
Time:10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -191
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Los Angeles -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.0
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Two teams that stumbled out of the gate have finally found their groove as the Carolina Hurricanes and the Los Angeles Kings get set for a Friday night battle.
The Hurricanes come in after a 1-0 overtime win over Colorado on Wednesday.
The Kings went into San Jose Thursday night and found the back of the net four times in a 4-1 win over the Sharks.
After dropping their first 3 to start the season, Carolina has won 2 of 3 with their wins coming in Detroit and in Colorado last time out.
The Hurricanes Cam Ward turned away 26 of 26 shots and Victor Rask ripped a shot in the bottom right of the net in overtime to secure a 1-0 win. G Cam Ward made the game saving save on Jerome Iginla’s breakaway just seconds before Rask ended things.
Ward brings in a record of 2-3 on the season and has seen his GAA drop to 2.62 after it sat at 4.00 prior to the shutout. Ward’s save percentage sits at .895.
Leading the way for Carolina is Justin Faulk who has 4 points on the season. Faulk has tallied 2 goals and 2 assists.
The Hurricanes are scoring just 2.00 goals for while allowing 2.83 on the season
The Kings dropped their first 3 games of the season and were outscored 12-2 in those 3 contests.
Things have been turned around since and goalies Jonathan Quick and Jhonas Enroth have allowed just 3 goals combined during the 3 game winning streak. Enroth recorded 39 saves in his Kings debut in Thursday’s win over San Jose.
Jonathan Quick, Fridays starter, started the season with 3.70 goals against, but saved 47 of 49 shots in wins over Minnesota and Colorado.
Tyler Toffoli has recorded a goal in 3 straight games and has recorded 4 of the Kings 10 goals this season.
Jeff Carter and Milan Lucic both scored a power play goal against San Jose, which is a giant step forward for a Kings power play that was 1 for 21 over the first 5 games. Overall, the Kings are scoring just 1.67 goals still, but that stems from the struggles earlier in the season.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Hurricanes are 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Hurricanes are 31-67 in their last 98 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Hurricanes are 3-7 in their last 10 road games.
- Kings are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Kings are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
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Los Angeles has completely done a 180 here. They’re scoring goals, making saves, and converting opportunities they weren’t converting through their first 3 games.
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The Kings offense has another solid performance as they take the back end of their back-to-back with a home win over the Hurricanes.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 4- Carolina 1
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