Penguins vs Kings Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/18

Penguins vs Kings Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/18

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Preview: Los Angeles Kings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Prediction KingPin Pro

Introduction

The Los Angeles Kings clash with the Pittsburgh Penguins in what promises to be an intense showdown. This preview provides insight into player stats, recent team performances, and offers a prediction for the game slated to kick off on February 18, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

 

Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings, with a record of 26-16-10, boast a solid away record of 17-7-4.

Goaltender Matchup:

Calvin Talbot (14 wins, 2.63 GA/G, .909 SV%) and David Rittich (7 wins, 2.12 GA/G, .923 SV%) anchor the Kings' defense.

 

Game Information

The game is set to take place at PPG Paints Arena on February 18, 2024, at 4:00 PM. Brace yourself for a thrilling encounter.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players for the Kings include Adrian Kempe, leading with 45 points (17 goals, 28 assists), while Sidney Crosby dominates for the Penguins with 54 points (30 goals, 24 assists).

 

Injury Report

The Kings are without Blake Lizotte and Carl Grundstrom, while the Penguins' Hudson Fasching and Alexander Romanov are listed as day-to-day.

 

Team Stats

Review the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Los Angeles Kings 3.08 2.65 33.4 28.1 426 35 21.2 21 87.0 9 0
Pittsburgh Penguins 2.90 2.65 33.0 30.0 373 23 13.5 28 81.5 3 0

 

Recent Performances

Check out the last 5 games for both teams:

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings managed a win against New Jersey (2/15) but faced a humiliating loss against Buffalo (2/13).

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins secured a victory against Chicago (2/15) but stumbled against Florida (2/14) in their recent outings.

 

Prediction

Despite both teams showing offensive prowess, their recent performances suggest a defensive tilt in this matchup. The goaltenders, coupled with strong defensive play, are likely to keep the scoring in check. Additionally, considering the under hit in their previous encounter and the current form of both teams, the under of 6.5 goals seems like a favorable pick for this game.

Pick: Under 6.5 goals

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