Kings vs Islanders Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/14/23
New York Islanders (34-26-8) vs. Los Angeles Kings (38-20-9)
March 14, 2023 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -130 / New York Islanders +105; Over/Under: +5.5
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The New York Islanders and Los Angeles Kings meet Tuesday in the NHL action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 28 goals, Mathew Barzal has 37 assists and Anders Lee has 181 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 111 goals on 1,482 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 58 goals on 644 shots.
The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Adrian Kempe leads Los Angeles with 32 goals, Kevin Fiala has 46 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 99 goals on 798 shots faced, and Pheonix Copley has allowed 76 goals on 774 shots.
The Islanders are 5-11 in their last 16 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest. The Kings are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Islanders last 9 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The Islanders are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
The New York Islanders are having issues winning on the road, and they’re going up against a Kings side that continues to get things done. Also, the home team has owned past meetings between these clubs over the years. The line is more than reasonable given the form and consistency of both clubs. I’ll gladly grab the Kings here.