Los Angeles Kings vs New Jersey Devils NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Kings vs New Jersey Devils Prediction 2/15/2024

The Los Angeles Kings (24-16-10) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (27-21-4) on Thursday, February 15th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on ESPN+. The Devils are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Sabres. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Kings vs Devils

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The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the year, the Kings are 7th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific Division with 58 points. They have a record of 24-16-10 and have gone 15-11 against other Western Conference teams. When playing on the road, the Kings are 15-7-4.

Over their last ten games, Los Angeles has gone just 3-7, and they have lost three of their last five games. As the underdog this season, the Kings have gone 7-4-3.

On the season, the Kings have a puck line record of 22-28 and an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per game. In their 36 games as the favorite, they have a puck line mark of 12-24.

So far, the Kings have 18 wins by multiple goals and 11 losses by more than one goal. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is just 2-8.

Following a 7-0 loss on the road to the Sabres, the Kings are eager to bounce back. Los Angeles’ offense struggled vs. the Sabres, failing to come up with a goal in the game. During the game, the Kings’ offense had 4 turnovers and took 33 shots on goal while being shutout.

In this game, Los Angeles was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 27-21-4, the Devils are currently in 9th place in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They have won two straight games and have gone 5-5 in their last ten games. At home this season, New Jersey is 12-12-2 and has been favored in 36 of their 52 games.

In the Eastern Conference, the Devils have gone 16-14 and have been favored in 22 of their 36 games as the favorite. Over their last five games, New Jersey has gone 3-2 and are 2-1 in their last three games.

At home, New Jersey has a puck line record of just 4-22, and their overall puck line record is 19-33. So far, the Devils have had 15 wins by multiple goals, while they have 17 losses by more than one goal.

Overall, New Jersey’s average scoring margin is -.1 goals per game, and they have gone 11-25 against the puck line as the favorite. In their last ten home games, the Devils have a puck line mark of just 3-7.

Facing the Predators in their last game, the Devils won by a score of 4-2. Offensively, the Devils couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored one time in the second period and three goals in the third. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 47 shots on goal and had 8 turnovers.

New Jersey was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 6 goals.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 19th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. In terms of the Kings’ offense during power plays, they are 17th in power play goals and 7th in shorthanded goals.

The Kings come in with an over/under record of 20-28-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 31 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.9 per game.

Devils Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Devils are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 8th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 10th in the league. Coming into the game, the Devils have a 20-10 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 7-10.

The Devils’ over/under record this season is 30-21-1. For the season, they have had 31 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.8 goals per game.

Los Angeles Team Defense

The Kings defense is currently 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against Los Angeles. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 6th with 4 shutouts.

New Jersey Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Devils’ defense is 15th in takeaways at 6.8 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 21st in the NHL.

Kings vs Devils Trends

  • Across the Kings last ten road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 3-7, while going 2-8 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Devils have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 3-7 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Devils have an puck line record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 1-2.

Kings vs Devils Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Devils to pick up on a win over the Kings at home. With the moneyline sitting at -128, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Devils straight-up.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Kings to cover. Even if the Devils win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Kings should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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