Kings vs. Devils - 3/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (32-29-7) at Los Angeles Kings (39-22-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSWHD
The New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings square off Saturday night at the STAPLES Center.
The New Jersey Devils could use a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 25 goals, Adam Henrique has 19 assists and Michael Cammalleri has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 117 goals on 1,525 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 37 goals on 406 shots. Kinkaid has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look to remain hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 24 goals, Anze Kopitar has 38 assists and Jeff Carter has 191 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 117 goals on 1,448 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 24 goals on 347 shots. Quick has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Devils are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 27-13 in their last 40 vs. Eastern Conference. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Kings are making their playoff push down the stretch, while the Devils continue struggling to string wins together. While the road teams have owned this series recently, the Kings should add another victory to their record when its over.