Islanders vs. Kings - 2/11/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (32-17-3) at New York Islanders (28-18-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders / Los Angeles Kings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, MSG+, TVA
The Los Angeles Kings and New York Islanders meet Thursday night at the Barclays Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 23 goals, Jeff Carter has 23 assists and Anze Kopitar has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 97 goals on 1,181 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 19 goals on 277 shots. Quick has allowed seven goals in their last three games.
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The New York Islanders look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power plays. Brock Nelson leads New York with 20 goals, John Tavares has 22 assists and Kyle Okposo has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 86.8 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 64 goals on 782 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 48 goals on 679 shots. Halak has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 8-2 in their last 10 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Islanders are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 3-9 in their last 12 Thursday games. The Kings are 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings in New York and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Kings have caught fire on the road recently with wins in right of their last 10, and they've also won seven of their last 10 games in New York. With two inconsistent teams, I'll side with the Kings on the road.