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Los Angeles Kings vs New York Islanders Prediction 3-11-24 Picks

New York Islanders (29-20-14) vs. Los Angeles Kings (32-20-11)
March 11, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -143 / New York Islanders +115; Over/Under: +6
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The New York Islanders and Los Angeles Kings meet Monday in NHL action from the Crypto.com Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a New York Islanders vs. Los Angeles Kings prediction.

New York Islanders Team Preview

The New York Islanders will look to build on their six-game win streak after a 6-1 win over Anaheim last time out. Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders in scoring with 68 points including 20 goals and 48 assists while Noah Dobson has 64 points with a team-high 56 assists and Brock Nelson’s added 56 points with a team-high 29 goals this season. Bo Horvat’s also chipped in 58 points with 26 goals of his own and 32 assists and Kyle Palmieri has 39 points with 20 goals and 19 assists. Ilya Sorokin has posted a 22-13-11 record in goal for the Islanders this season with a 3.01 GAA and a .910 save percentage while Semyon Varlamov is 7-7-3 with a 2.91 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season. The Islanders will meet the Sabres, Senators, and Rangers after this one.

New York Islanders Team Facts

  • The Islanders have lost each of their last eight games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Islanders have covered the puck line in each of their last six games.
  • The Islanders have won the first period in five of their last six games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in five of the Islanders’ last six games following a road win.

Los Angeles Kings Team Preview

The Los Angeles Kings will be out to rebound from a 4-1 loss to Dallas last time out. Kevin Fiala leads the Kings in scoring with 57 points including a team-high 36 assists along with 21 goals while Adrian Kempe has 51 points with 19 goals and 32 assists. Anze Kopitar has 53 points with 18 goals and 35 assists while Trevor Moore has 43 points with a team-high 24 goals. Quinton Byfield also has 47 points with 19 goals and 28 assists. Cam Talbot has posted a 19-15-6 mark in goal for the Kings this season with a 2.48 GAA and a .916 save percentage while David Rittich is 9-4-3 with a 2.32 GAA and a .914 save percentage as well this season. The Kings will face the Blues after this game.

Los Angeles Kings Team Facts

  • The Kings have lost each of their last four games as favorites against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Kings have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last eight games following a home loss.
  • The home team has won the third period in seven of the last eight games between the Islanders and Kings.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Kings’ last nine games following a home loss.

Islanders vs. Kings Prediction

I’m on the Islanders and the plus money here. I get that it’s a back-to-back for the Islanders here, but New York’s on fire right now and have one of the better goaltending tandems in the NHL in Semyon Varlamov backing up Ilya Sorokin. That allowed Varlamov to go against the Ducks and win convincingly while Sorokin, the better option, rested up to go against the Kings here. Los Angeles is solid, but they’ve been inconsistent as of late and still play their better hockey on the road this season. I’ll side with the Isles and the plus odds here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: New York Islanders +115

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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