Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 3/11/2024

The New York Islanders (29-20-14) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (32-20-11) on Monday, March 11th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN+. The Islanders are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Stars. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.

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The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Islanders have won six straight games and have gone 7-3 in their last ten. They have an overall record of 29-20-14, which has them in 8th place in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Metropolitan Division.

On the road this season, the Islanders are 14-12-5, and they have won their last four games away from home. As the underdog, New York has gone 14-10-9 this year and has won three straight games when not favored.

When it comes to the puck line, the Islanders have a road record of 19-12 and an overall mark of 33-30. So far this season, New York has had 13 wins by multiple goals and their average scoring margin is -.1 goals per game.

Currently, the Islanders have a puck line win streak of six games, and they are 24-9 vs. the puck line as the underdog. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is 8-2.

The Islanders recently played against the Ducks and secured a win with a score of 6-1. Against the Ducks, the Islanders scored three goals in the first period and three times in the 3rd period. Out of New York’s six goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 19 shots on goal and had 11 giveaways.

New York secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the season winds down, the Los Angeles Kings find themselves in 7th place in the Western Conference with a record of 32-20-11. In the Pacific Division, the Kings are in 3rd place, and they have gone 9-8 against divisional opponents this season. Over their last ten games, Los Angeles is 5-5, and they have gone 13-11-7 at home this year.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Kings have been favored in 42 of their 63 games, and they have gone 21-14-7 in those contests. Against other teams in the Western Conference, Los Angeles has gone 17-16 this season.

Los Angeles has gone 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten games at home, and they have dropped their last two games by two or more goals. So far this year, the Kings have gone 12-19 vs. the puck line at home and 29-34 overall. They have 21 wins by two or more goals along with 15 losses by two or more.

Overall, the Kings have gone 14-28 vs. the puck line as the favorite and 15-6 as the underdog. In their 63 games as the favorite, the Kings have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. In their last ten games, the team has gone 4-6 vs. the puck line.

The Kings aim to bounce back following their 4-1 loss at home to the Stars. The Kings started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. Los Angeles”s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 25 shots on goal in total.

Los Angeles took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.

New York Offense Breakdown

The Islanders come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 18th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 22nd in the league. This year, the Islanders have recorded a 11-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 18-11 record.

For the season, the over/under record of the Islanders’ stands at 35-24-4. They have had 33 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Kings come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 8th position in the league. The Kings went 21-15 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 9-4.

The Kings’ over/under record this season is 23-37-3. For the season, they have had 29 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

The Islanders defense is currently 5th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 4 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Los Angeles defense takes on the Islanders ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 12th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Islanders vs Kings Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Islanders offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. New York posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 4-6. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Kings have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Islanders have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Islanders vs Kings Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Kings to come out with a win against the Islanders while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -156, I’m placing my bet on the Kings to win outright.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Islanders to cover. Even in the event of a Kings victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Islanders should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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