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New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings 1/24/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Los Angeles Kings (21-16-5) vs. New York Rangers (27-11-4)
January 24, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Rangers -161 / Los Angeles Kings +140; Over/Under: -5.5
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The Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers meet Monday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden. The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after winning eight of their last 13 games. The New York Rangers look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games.

The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Adrian Kempe leads Los Angeles with 17 goals, Anze Kopitar has 23 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 63 goals on 729 shots faced, and Cal Petersen has given up 43 goals on 430 shots.

The New York Rangers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 29 goals, Adam Fox has 38 assists, and Mika Zibanejad has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has given up 47 goals on 481 shots, and Igor Shesterkin has allowed 50 goals on 787 shots.

The Kings are 1-5 in their last 6 games as an underdog and 18-6 in their last 24 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Kings last 11 road games. The under is 11-5-1 in Rangers last 17 overall. The Kings are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Los Angeles Kings haven’t had a lot of success this year on the end of back to backs, and their offense still comes and goes. The New York Rangers continue to pile up the victories, get after it defensively, and they’ve been winning machines in the favorite role. Tough schedule spot for the Kings. Give me the Rangers at home and the somewhat reasonable price.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
New York Rangers -161

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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