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|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
The Kings are not contenders to win the championship at 200/1, 0.5%. They are one of 3 teams with these odds (#28 in the league). They do not win the championship in any simulations. They are not a good value to win the West either at 100/1, 1%. The Kings are averaging 66.8 points per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 74.5. At +425 the Kings are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 0.5% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. In simulations they finish last in the West based on projected wins.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Their 31-42-9 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their expected win percentage was 43%. Putting a 100 units on them to win every game would have cost you -1158 units. They were not good on puck lines going 42-40 (-1623 loss). They went over 39 times and came in under 40 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 39% chance to beat the Oilers in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record is slightly better than it should be. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is -0.73 (includes playoff games) which ranks #31 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #30. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #27 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #31 in home games.
OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Jonathan Quick who is projected to be the #31 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|10||Amadio, Michael||C||6-1||204||05/13/1996||No College|
|23||Brown, Dustin||RW||6-0||210||11/04/1984||No College|
|36||Campbell, Jack||G||6-2||197||01/09/1992||No College|
|77||Carter, Jeff||C||6-3||219||01/01/1985||No College|
|13||Clifford, Kyle||LW||6-2||211||01/13/1991||No College|
|8||Doughty, Drew||D||6-1||202||12/08/1989||No College|
|24||Forbort, Derek||D||6-4||215||03/04/1992||No College|
|15||Hutton, Ben||D||6-2||206||04/20/1993||No College|
|19||Iafallo, Alex||LW||6-0||188||12/21/1993||No College|
|9||Kempe, Adrian||LW||6-2||201||09/13/1996||No College|
|11||Kopitar, Anze||C||6-3||225||08/24/1987||No College|
|22||Lewis, Trevor||RW||6-1||202||01/08/1987||No College|
|56||MacDermid, Kurtis||D||6-5||233||03/25/1994||No College|
|27||Martinez, Alec||D||6-1||209||07/26/1987||No College|
|74||Prokhorkin, Nikolai||LW||6-3||190||09/17/1993||No College|
|32||Quick, Jonathan||G||6-1||216||01/21/1986||No College|
|3||Roy, Matt||D||6-1||200||03/01/1995||No College|
|73||Toffoli, Tyler||RW||6-0||197||04/24/1992||No College|
|51||Wagner, Austin||RW||6-1||185||06/23/1997||No College|
|26||Walker, Sean||D||5-11||196||11/13/1994||No College|