New York Islanders vs. Los Angeles Kings - 2/6/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Kings (19-30-5) at New York Islanders (30-15-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders -195 / Los Angeles Kings +175 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Los Angeles Kings and New York Islanders meet Thursday in NHL action at the Barclays Center.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 17 goals, Drew Doughty has 22 assists and Dustin Brown has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 102 goals on 968 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 57 goals on 572 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The New York Islanders need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 21 goals, Mathew Barzal has 26 assists and Anthony Beauvillier has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 77 goals on 902 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 55 goals on 704 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The Kings are 14-37 in their last 51 games playing on 1 days rest, 15-37 in their last 52 road games and 27-55 in their last 82 overall. The Islanders are 16-5 in their last 21 Thursday games, 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8 in their last 11 home games. The under is 4-0-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The over is 6-2-2 in Islanders last 10 overall. The Kings are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in New York. The home team is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
I'm not trying to get behind either one of these teams, as the Kings stink to high heaven, and while the Islanders had their moments and are quite profitable, they're playing poor right now and shouldn't be laying these sort of prices. I'm leaning toward the over. Both of the Kings and Islanders have had trouble keeping the puck out of the net these last two weeks and the over is a common trend when they play. Six of the last eight meetings between the Kings and Islanders have produced six or more goals. Give me the over.