New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings - 2/9/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Los Angeles Kings at New York Rangers
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM (Madison Square Garden)
NYR -177 O:U 6
The Los Angeles Kings go to New York, New York, to take on the New York Rangers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. The Los Angeles Kings face a back to back, as the Kings take on the New Jersey Devils on Saturday before traveling to New York to take on the New York Rangers on Sunday. The Kings are coming off of a three-game losing streak, losing to the Anaheim Ducks, Washington Capitals, and the New York Islanders in their last game. The Kings have gone two separate losing streaks in their previous five games, only defeating the Arizona Coyotes in their last five games.
The Kings are 19-31-5 on the season and are in the last place in the Pacific Division. The Kings are one of the worst teams in all of the NHL, struggling on both sides of the ice. Los Angeles is 29th in the NHL in goals scored and 24th in goals allowed.
The Rangers are coming off of a loss to the Buffalo Sabres. The New York Rangers had still won three of their last five games, even going on a two-game winning streak when they defeated the Detroit Red Wings two games in a row.
The Rangers are 26-23-4 on the season and tied for seventh in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers have been incredibly inconsistent at the moment and need to string together wins to claw back up the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers have scored plenty of goals with Artemi Panarin being a great new addition, leading the team in points, goals, and assists.
Los Angeles is 29-26 ATS this season
Kings are 7-2 in their last 9 Sunday games.
New York is 33-20 ATS this season
Rangers are 7-20 in their last 27 vs. Pacific.
This will be a battle of two teams that have really struggled this season, and recently both teams have been pretty inconsistent with their play. Both teams need to find some wins, as they are in the lower part of their respective divisions. However, The New York Rangers have a much better offense than the Los Angeles Kings and have a slightly better defense as well. I think that that will give them the advantage in this one, and the New York Rangers win this one. Final Score Prediction, New York Rangers win 4-2.