Los Angeles
Kings
Stadium Staples Center
25-38-8 Overall | 9-9-2 PACIFIC 8th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Kings168227 15.26%
Schedule
Regular season
Sat  3/2
vs
Blackhawks
W6-3
Tue  3/5
vs
Canadiens
L1-3
Thu  3/7
vs
Blues
L0-4
Sat  3/9
@
Coyotes
L2-4
Sun  3/10
@
Ducks
W3-2
Thu  3/14
vs
Predators
L1-3
Sat  3/16
vs
Panthers
L3-4
Mon  3/18
vs
Jets
10:30pm
Thu  3/21
vs
Sharks
10:30pm
Sat  3/23
vs
Ducks
10:30pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

NEXT 6 GAME OUTLOOK: STORMY

The Kings next 6 game forecast looks rough, to say the least. They are the clear underdog in 10 out of the 6 games.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game (**Indicates Back-to-Back)

MAR 18
LIKELY LOSS
31% WPG
--
MAR 21
LIKELY LOSS
28% SJ
--
MAR 23
CLOSE GAME
43% ANA
--
MAR 25
LIKELY LOSS
20% @CGY
1922 miles
MAR 26**
LIKELY LOSS
34% @EDM
282 miles
MAR 28
LIKELY LOSS
36% @VAN
1742 miles
MAR 30
LIKELY LOSS
36% CHI
--
APR 1
LIKELY LOSS
32% CGY
--
APR 2**
LIKELY LOSS
39% @ARI
558 miles
APR 5
CLOSE GAME
46% @ANA
28 miles

The most likely scenario over the next 6 games is a record of 2-4 (33% chance). Their chances of winning 4 or more are 8.1%. They have a +0.29 advantage in projected wins over their next 6 games and could narrow the gap.

Our Fatigue Index ranks teams based on travel miles, time zones crossed, days off since their last game and based on these metrics the Kings are just the 30th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Kings are playing 8 games, traveling 11734 miles crossing 4 time zones. They rank #12 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

According to Sportsline the Los Angeles Kings are +150 underdogs but their simulated win percentage is very different and we see this as a pick with a lot of value. Get the pick for this game at Sportsline.com.

SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: F

Based on the money line projected win totals in each game, the 25-38-8 Kings 'should have' 31 wins. If you consider winning as a clear-cut underdog or winning by 2+ goals as a slight favorite, then they have 19 good wins vs 9 bad losses. They have come up especially short at home. Their 13-19-3 home record is -12% lower than their expected win percentage. Over the past 3 weeks they have played poorly going 2-7-2, 18%. In the pre-season, the Kings were expected to be a below average team (#17) in power rank, and they have managed to be even worse. In simulations where the Kings played every other team (neutral ice in playoffs) they won just 32.5% of the time (#31 in the league). Their peak rank was #17 in the league back on 6/11.

Their record is slightly better than it should be. Their average goal differential is -0.82 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. Their average goal differential in their past 6 games is -1.67 which ranks them #30 over this stretch, slightly better than the season overall.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

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LONG TERM OUTLOOK: MIXED BAG (DOWN OVERALL)

Before the season, the Kings were projected for 91 points (average per simulation), and their projected points has been up and down this season. On 6/25 their projected points was up to 89.3 before dropping to 64 on 12/18. From the start of the season to now their projected points is down significantly to 66.7. Before the start of their 2 game losing streak they were projected for 6918.2 points.

Strength of Schedule Getting Much Easier

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 50% #16 Easiest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 51% #1 Toughest

Kings' Season Forecast Changes

FANTASY PROFILE

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (G, C, LW, RW, D). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
76 Brodzinski, Jonny RW6-121706/19/1993No College
23 Brown, Dustin RW6-021611/04/1984No College
36 Campbell, Jack G6-219701/09/1992No College
77 Carter, Jeff C6-321701/01/1985No College
13 Clifford, Kyle LW6-221101/13/1991No College
8 Doughty, Drew D6-120012/08/1989No College
24 Forbort, Derek D6-421503/04/1992No College
38 Grundstrom, Carl RW6-019412/01/1997No College
19 Iafallo, Alex LW6-018512/21/1993No College
9 Kempe, Adrian C6-219509/13/1996No College
11 Kopitar, Anze C6-322408/24/1987No College
17 Kovalchuk, Ilya LW6-323004/15/1983No College
2 LaDue, Paul D6-219809/06/1992No College
14 Leipsic, Brendan LW5-1017905/19/1994No College
22 Lewis, Trevor C6-120501/08/1987No College
56 MacDermid, Kurtis D6-523303/25/1994No College
27 Martinez, Alec D6-120807/26/1987No College
3 Phaneuf, Dion D6-422504/10/1985No College
32 Quick, Jonathan G6-121801/21/1986No College
81 Roy, Matt D6-120003/01/1995No College
73 Toffoli, Tyler RW6-019704/24/1992No College
51 Wagner, Austin RW6-117806/23/1997No College
61 Walker, Sean D5-1119611/13/1994No College