Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Nov 28): Kings vs Red Wings Prediction
Tuesday night brings quite a few intriguing NHL games to the table. Ten games will be on in total, but games like Calgary facing off against Toronto and the rematch between Nashville and Chicago demand plenty of attention. During another exciting night of hockey, here are my best bets for November 28. Odds can be found at BetOnline.
Los Angeles Kings (-110) at Detroit Red Wings (+100)
The Red Wings and Kings meet for the first time this season. Both Detroit and Los Angeles will enter the game on their own losing streaks. Detroit has lost four in a row, three of those four were in overtime. The Red Wings own the third-place seed in the Atlantic Division, with a 10-9-5 record. Los Angeles has lost seven of their last nine games. The Kings are 13-8-3, which places them second in the Pacific Division standings.
In the last nine games, the Kings have had serious difficulty scoring. Los Angeles has scored two goals or less in eight of their last nine games. The Kings will need to find more consistent scoring if they expect to get back on track. The Kings have been slowly falling in the standings after jumping out to a large lead in the division.
Detroit has played in tight games recently, but have not been able to finish them. Three of the four games have been at Detroit, with the away game played in Madison Square Garden. The Red Wings will need to play all sixty minutes to beat the Kings on Tuesday night.
Jonathan Quick has not been the issue for the Kings at all. Even through the losing streak, Quick has been able to post elite numbers each night. On the season, Quick has a GAA of 2.35 and a .928 save percentage. Quick has played in nineteen games. He has posted a 10-8-1 record. Quick will be expected to get the start.
Detroit is likely to start Jimmy Howard for Tuesday night’s game. Howard has been good on the season. He has played in nineteen games and posted an 8-6-4 record. Jimmy Howard has a .923 save percentage and a GAA of 2.49. Howard will need to be at the top of his game if he wants to out-duel Jonathan Quick.
Los Angeles Kings vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction
The Red Wings have been scoring an average of close to three goals per game on the season, which right now has been enough to beat the Kings just about every night. Detroit has been led by their younger stars like Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha. Larkin has twenty-one points on the season, which leads the entire Red Wings team. Mantha leads the team with eleven goals, he has added nine assists on top of that. The Red Wings also have veteran players like Justin Abdelkader, Mike Green and Henrik Zetterberg who help the team on a regular basis.
Los Angeles has lost three of their last four road games, which includes a loss to Arizona. Putting them as the favorite in this matchup seems wrong. The Red Wings have been keeping games close, while the Kings struggle to find the back of the net. The Kings are listed at -110, which infers that they are likely to win a little over fifty percent of the time. I believe the Red Wings should be the team listed at -110. If the Red Wings offense can continue to produce at a high level, they should be able to pull off the upset in this matchup.