Jersey Devils vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Jersey Devils vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 3/3/2024

The New Jersey Devils (30-26-4) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (30-19-10) on Sunday, March 3rd. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on TNT. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Devils are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Ducks. Puck drop is set for 3:30 ET.

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The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Devils have gone 30-26-4, putting them in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the Metropolitan Division. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, New Jersey has gone 18-17, and they have gone 9-9 against other teams in the Metropolitan Division.

Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 5-5, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games. For the season, New Jersey has been the underdog in 16 of their 60 games, and they have gone 5-9-2 in those games.

On the road, the Devils have gone 6-4 against the puck line over their last ten games and 16-13 for the season. So far, New Jersey’s average scoring differential on the road is +.2 goals per game.

Overall, the Devils’ puck line record is 21-39, and they have gone 13-31 against the puck line when they are the favorites. Their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.1 goals per game.

Following a 4-3 loss on the road to the Ducks, the Devils are eager to bounce back. Against the Ducks, Devils’ offense was able to score in all three periods. Out of New Jersey’s three goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 55 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.

New Jersey took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Kings are 11-10-6. Against other Western Conference teams, they have gone 17-14. Overall, Los Angeles is 30-19-10, and they are in 8th place in the Western Conference.

Over their last ten games, the Kings are 6-4. In their last five games, they have gone 2-3, and over their last three games, they are 1-2. For the season, Los Angeles has been favored in 39 of their 59 games, and they have gone 19-13-7 in those games.

At home, the Kings have a puck line record of 10-17, and their average scoring margin is just +.1 goals per game. So far this season, they have gone 27-32 against the puck line.

Los Angeles has dropped their last two games at home vs. the puck line, and in their 39 games as the favorite, their scoring margin is +.4 goals per contest. Overall, the Kings have 20 wins by multiple goals.

The Kings are coming off a 5-1 road win over the Canucks. In every single period, the Kings’ offense scored a goal against the Canucks. Of Los Angeles’ five goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 20 shots on goal and three giveaways.

Going into the game, Los Angeles was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The game finished with a 6 goals which resulted an a push on the over/under.

New Jersey Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Devils come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 11th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 9th in the league. Looking at how the Devils’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 14th in power play goals and 27th in shorthanded goals.

So far, the Devils have an over/under record of 35-24-1. Coming into the game, they have played 36 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.8 goals per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Kings come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 6th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kings offense is 13th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the NHL.

The Kings’ over/under record this season is 22-34-3. For the season, they have had 39 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

New Jersey Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Devils’ defense is 14th in takeaways at 7 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 25th in the NHL.

Los Angeles Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Kings head into the game ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.1 shots per game against Los Angeles. So far, they are 8th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Devils vs Kings Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Devils offense has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. New Jersey posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Through their last five home games, Los Angeles has an puck line record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 3-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kings have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Devils have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-7.

Devils vs Kings Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Kings to come out with a win against the Devils while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -126, I’m placing my bet on the Kings to win outright.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Devils to cover. Even if the Kings secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Devils should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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