Rangers vs. Kings - 2/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (32-18-3) at New York Rangers (31-18-5)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -125 / Los Angeles Kings +105 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, MSG
The Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers meet Friday at Madison Square Garden.
The Los Angeles Kings look for consistency after splitting their last 14 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 his last three games.
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The New York Rangers look to build on their four-game winning streak. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power plays. Derick Brassard leads New York with 18 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 21 assists and J.T. Miller has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 105 goals on 1,368 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 20 goals on 220 shots. Lundqvist has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 7-1 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 46-21 in their last 67 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Rangers have played their best hockey this season on their home ice and are catching an inconsistent Kings team on the end of a back to back. You have to like the value of the Rangers and the cheap price here.