New Jersey Devils vs Los Angeles Kings 1/23/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Los Angeles Kings (20-16-5) vs. New Jersey Devils (15-19-5)
January 23, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Jersey Devils +110 / Los Angeles Kings -135; Over/Under: -5.5
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The Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Sunday night.

The Los Angeles Kings come into this game looking to shake off a three-game losing skid after a 4-1 loss to Colorado last time out. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 36 points including a team-high 23 assists and 13 goals while Alex Iafallo has 11 goals, logging 25 points and Adrian Kempe’s point total is at 24 with a team-high 17 goals of his own. Jonathan Quick’s gone 11-10-4 with a 2.56 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season between the pipes for the Kings while Cal Petersen’s gone 8-6-1 with a 2.74 GAA and an .899 save percentage.

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The New Jersey Devils will try to build on a 7-4 win over Carolina last time out. Jesper Bratt leads the Devils in scoring with 34 points including 11 goals and a team-high 23 assists while Andreas Johnsson has 24 points with 10 goals and 14 assists. Dougie Hamilton also has 20 points with 7 goals and 13 assists and Nico Hischier has 24 points with 8 goals and 16 assists this season. The aforementioned Johnsson also has a team-high +5 plus/minus rating as well this season.

Los Angeles is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record and 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Metropolitan division while the under is 8-2-1 in their last 11 road games. New Jersey is 0-4 in their last 4 games played on no rest and 4-13 in their last 17 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 8-1 in their last 9 Sunday games.

I get the case to be made for a home team in certain spots, anyone who knows me knows the Devils are simply a no go. I was high on this team at one point in the year, but the goaltending situation has been a mess to put it nicely. The Kings have had their issues as of late, but I think side by side, they’re the better team here and I like them to get the win at home in this one.  

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Los Angeles Kings -135

Chris Ruffolo

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