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New York Islanders vs. Los Angeles Kings - 2/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings at New York Islanders
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, New York
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +150 / New York Islanders -172 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
KCOP, MSG+
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The Los Angeles Kings and New York Islanders meet Saturday in NHL action at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Los Angeles Kings look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 14 goals, Drew Doughty has 23 assists and Dustin Brown has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 69 goals on 716 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 seven games.

The New York Islanders look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with 18 goals, Mathew Barzal has 31 assists and Josh Bailey has 78 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 52 goals on 756 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 58 goals on 723 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or less goals in each of their last nine games.

The Kings are 8-20 in their last 28 road games, 5-14 in their last 19 Saturday games and 1-7 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Islanders are 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 7-0 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Kings are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in New York and the home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 21-6-1 in Islanders last 28 overall. The under is 9-4 in Kings last 13 overall.

The Los Angeles Kings have been fade material on the road pretty much all season long, and that really doesn't change here against one of the hottest teams in the league. The New York Islanders continue to be in games due to their defense and they've been nothing but money on the end of back to backs. Also, the Islanders have scored four or more goals in four of the last six meetings against the Kings, which includes seven goals in the only other meeting this season. The Islanders simply shouldn't be a team you're looking to step in front of at the moment. 

Pick:
New York Islanders -172

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