Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Wild vs Kings Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Minnesota Wild taking on the Los Angeles Kings Friday October 16th at the 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.
Minnesota Wild (3-0-0-0) vs. Los Angeles Kings (0-3-0-0)
Date: Friday October 16th
Time:10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Kings -159
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Los Angeles -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.0
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Undefeated Minnesota continues their west coast road trip as they get set to take on the winless Los Angeles Kings Friday night.
Minnesota comes in after a win Thursday night against the Coyotes in Arizona.
Los Angeles still tries for their first win as they dropped a 3-0 decision to the Canucks last time out.
The Wild have raced out of the gate and moved to 3-0 Thursday night after a 4-3 win over Arizona. The win for Minnesota gave the Coyotes their first loss on the season.
Minnesota opened a quick 3-0 lead and needed to hold on in the 3rd period and withstand a late rush from Arizona.
Zach Parise notched his 5th goal of the season and tacked on an assist. Parise’s 5 goals thus far have been good enough to lead the league. Dating back to last season, Parise has scored a goal in 4 straight contests.
G Devan Dubnyk tallied 31 saves in Thursday nights victory. With the win, Dubnyk notched his 100th career victory.
Minnesota has averaged 4.0 goals per game through their first 3 games this season.
The Kings could not have had a worse start to the season this year. Dropping their first 3 games of their campaign, the Kings will look to grab their first win of the season here on Friday night.
Los Angeles’ woes have come on both sides of the puck. They’ve tallied just 2 goals through their 3 games and have allowed 12.
On the season, the Kings have just 5 players that have recorded a point on the scoresheet. The most surprising thing about this are some of the people who haven’t recorded a point.
Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik and Milan Lucic have not entered the scoresheet and have a minus 8 rating combined.
The Kings won 2 of 3 meetings last year with the Wild and won the only head-to-head game at the Staples Center.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Wild are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
- Wild are 10-3 in their last 13 vs. Pacific.
- Wild are 20-7 in their last 27 road games.
- Kings are 19-7 in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Kings are 5-12 in their last 17 games following a loss of 3 or more goals
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Wild come in on a high after winning a big game Thursday night against Arizona. However, Los Angeles knows they need to right the ship quick. With the Wild coming in a bit tired, this is the perfect spot for LA.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick:Los Angeles ML
The Kings finally break through offensively en route to win #1.
NHL Free Score Prediction:Los Angeles 4- Minnesota 1
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