Devils vs. Kings - 2/14/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (33-18-3) at New Jersey Devils (28-21-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +130 / Los Angeles Kings -154 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, MSG+
The Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils meet Sunday afternoon at the Prudential Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 23 goals, Anze Kopitar has 34 assists and Jeff Carter has 149 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 97 goals on 1,181 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 23 goals on 306 shots. Quick has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The New Jersey Devils look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 20 goals, Adam Henrique has 18 assists and Lee Stempniak has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 92 goals on 1,310 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 24 goals on 265 shots. Schneider has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games. The Devils are 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Kings are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New Jersey.
The Kings struggle with consistency and have lost four straight when playing on one day of rest. The Devils have been solid at home and have the advantage here on a quick turnaround and start for this game. I'll take a stab at the plus money here.