Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Islanders - 11/27/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Islanders (16-4-2) at Los Angeles Kings (9-13-2)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +122 / New York Islanders -135 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Islanders and Los Angeles Kings meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The New York Islanders look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Mathew Barzal leads New York with nine goals, Brock Nelson has 11 assists and Anthony Beauvillier has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 28 goals on 321 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 25 goals on 355 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 12 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 10 goals, Drew Doughty has 12 assists and Dustin Brown has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 72 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 55 goals on 463 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 25 goals on 220 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Islanders are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The home team is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The New York Islanders have experienced a couple of hiccups to remind us that winning 10 of 11 games isn't sustainable, but they're still one of the hotter teams in the league despite back-to-back losses and remain the most profitable team in the sport as well. The Los Angeles Kings have been a hit or miss club and fairly hard to trust due to the shaky at best defense and goaltending. The New York Islanders have won four of the last five meetings against the Kings. Have to follow the money and side with the Islanders in this spot.