NHL Betting Picks and Predictions: LA Kings vs. Ottawa Senators – December 6, 2022

by Spooky Express | December 6, 2022 |

The Los Angeles Kings enter this game having lost two of their last three games and are coming off a 2-4 loss at home against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Ottawa Senators enter this game having won two of their last three games and are on a two-game winning streak which includes Saturday’s 5-2 win at home against the San Jose Sharks.

BookMaker has the Ottawa Senators listed as -115 money line favorites at home against the Los Angeles Kings and has set the total for the over/under plays at 6.5 goals. Will the Senators extend their winning streak to three games or will the Kings get the win on the road? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.

Los Angeles Kings Team Preview

The Los Angeles Kings enter this game with an overall record of 13-10-4 and 30 points which puts them in 3rd place in the Pacific Division.

Offensively, Los Angeles has scored a total of 91 goals this season for an average of 3.37 goals per game. The Kings have a power-play success rate of 24.7% which is the 12th-best rate in the league.

Defensively, the Kings have allowed a total of 97 goals for an average of 3.59 goals per game this season. Los Angeles has a penalty kill percentage of 73% which is the 7th worst percentage in the NHL. The projected goalie for the Kings, Jonathan Quick, is 8-7-2 this season with a save percentage of .888 and is allowing an average of 3.33 goals per game.

Ottawa Senators Team Preview

The Ottawa Senators enter this game with an overall record of 10-13-1 and 21 points which puts them in last place in the Atlantic Division.

Offensively, the Senators have scored a total of 75 goals for an average of 3.13 goals per game this season. Ottawa has a power-play success rate of 25.8% which is the 9th best rate in the NHL.

Defensively, Ottawa has allowed a total of 78 goals this season for an average of 3.25 goals per game. The Senators have a penalty kill percentage of 78% which ranks 16th in the league. The projected goalie for Ottawa, Cam Talbot, is 4-6 on the year with a .919 save percentage and is allowing an average of 2.5 goals per game.

Los Angeles is 6-2-2 in the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 2.6 to 2.5 in those matchups. The Kings are 2-0-1 in the last three games and have won by an average score of 2.67 to 1.67 in those contests.

The under is 6-2-2 in the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 5.1 goals per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games with the teams combining for an average of 4.33 goals per game in those matchups.

Los Angeles enters this game with the better record and has been the better team in the series, going 6-2-2 in the last ten and 2-0-1 in the last three games. The Kings have won by an average margin of .1 goals per game over the last ten and 1 goal per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the Los Angeles Kings at -105 on BookMaker for this matchup on Tuesday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Kings -105

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