kings vs islanders betting predictions

NHL: Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Islanders Prediction 12/9/2023

The Los Angeles Kings (16-4-3) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (11-7-7) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont and televised on BSW. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.

Los Angeles Kings vs New York Islanders

The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A WinLA Kings

For the season, the Kings currently hold an overall record of 16-4-3. On the road, Los Angeles has gone 11-0-0 and they are 5-4-3 at home. This record has them sitting 2nd in the Western Pacific division and 2nd in the Western conference. Looking at Los Angeles’ average scoring margin, it is +1.6, which has led to a puck line record of 15-8. When playing at home, their scoring margin is +.3, and on the road, it is +2.9.

Facing the Canadiens in their last game, the Kings won by a score of 4-0. Facing off against the Canadiens’ defense, the Kings offense scored in all three periods. Of Los Angeles’ four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 42 shots on goal and had 21 giveaways.

Los Angeles secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. Combining for 4 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A WinNew York Islanders

This season, the Islanders have a mark of 11-7-7. When going on the road, New York has a record of 6-4-2 record, while they are 5-3-5 at their home arena. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 7th in the Eastern conference. New York’s average scoring margin this season is -0.2, leading to an overall puck line record of 12-13. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of -0.4, while on the road, it is -0.1.

In their last game, the Islanders were the hosts against the Blue Jackets, and they came away with a 7-3 win. Against the Blue Jackets, the Islanders’ offense netted goals in all three periods. New York’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 7 goals. Their offensive performance came with 36 shots on goal and 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 10 goals.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Kings have an average of 3.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 19th in the league. Coming into the game, the Kings have 10-3 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 5-0.

This season, the Kings’ have an over/under record of 10-13-0. Throughout the season, they have played 10 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

New York Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Islanders are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 24th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 24th in the league. This year, the Islanders have recorded a 3-2 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 8-5 record.

This season, the Islanders have an over/under record of 14-10-1. Throughout the season, they have played 14 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 per game.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings come into the season ranked 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 26.7 shots per game against Los Angeles. For the season, they are ranked 4th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Islanders are currently 3rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 35.7 shots per game against New York. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Kings vs Islanders Trends

  • The Kings are 4-1 puck line in their last road games and 5-0 straight-up.
  • The Islanders are 5-0 puck line in their last home games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Islanders have an puck line record of 5-0 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Kings have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Kings vs Islanders Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Islanders to secure a victory over the Kings at home. With the moneyline currently set at +120, I’m locking in my bet on the Islanders straight-up.

Our projections have the Islanders pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Islanders, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to 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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