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New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings - 2/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils
Date & Time Tuesday February 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +112 / New Jersey Devils -134 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSW, MSG+
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The Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.

The Los Angeles Kings look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 15 goals, Drew Doughty has 23 assists and Dustin Brown has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 72 goals on 747 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 33 goals on 475 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.

The New Jersey Devils look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 23 goals, Taylor Hall has 26 assists and Nico Hischier has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 84.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 29 goals on 196 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 106 goals on 1,044 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.

The Kings are 8-21 in their last 29 road games, 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-8 in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Kings are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Devils last 8 home games. The under is 59-29-8 in Kings last 96 road games.

The New Jersey Devils have won each of the last three meetings against the Los Angeles Kings and have outscored them 14-4 during that span. Despite a win last night, the Kings have been fade material for majority of the season on the road and have had little to no success on the end of back to backs. In a battle between two inconsistent teams, I have to give the edge to the Devils on their home ice, especially with a nice rest advantage.

Pick:
New Jersey Devils -134

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