Los Angeles
Kings
Stadium Staples Center
18-27-5 Overall | 7-11-1 PACIFIC 8th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Kings125158 16.22%
Schedule
Regular season
Sat  1/4
vs
Predators
L1-4
Mon  1/6
vs
Blue Jackets
L2-4
Wed  1/8
vs
Stars
L1-2
Thu  1/9
@
Golden Knights
W5-2
Sat  1/11
@
Hurricanes
L0-2
Tue  1/14
@
Lightning
L / SO3-4
Thu  1/16
@
Panthers
L3-4
Sat  1/18
@
Flyers
L1-4
Wed  1/29
vs
Lightning
NBCS10:00pm
Thu  1/30
@
Coyotes
9:30pm
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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
10 Amadio, Michael C6-120405/13/1996No College
23 Brown, Dustin RW6-021011/04/1984No College
36 Campbell, Jack G6-219701/09/1992No College
77 Carter, Jeff C6-321901/01/1985No College
13 Clifford, Kyle LW6-221101/13/1991No College
8 Doughty, Drew D6-120212/08/1989No College
24 Forbort, Derek D6-421503/04/1992No College
15 Hutton, Ben D6-220604/20/1993No College
19 Iafallo, Alex LW6-018812/21/1993No College
9 Kempe, Adrian LW6-220109/13/1996No College
11 Kopitar, Anze C6-322508/24/1987No College
22 Lewis, Trevor RW6-120201/08/1987No College
56 MacDermid, Kurtis D6-523303/25/1994No College
27 Martinez, Alec D6-120907/26/1987No College
74 Prokhorkin, Nikolai LW6-319009/17/1993No College
32 Quick, Jonathan G6-121601/21/1986No College
3 Roy, Matt D6-120003/01/1995No College
73 Toffoli, Tyler RW6-019704/24/1992No College
51 Wagner, Austin RW6-118506/23/1997No College
26 Walker, Sean D5-1119611/13/1994No College