Islanders vs Kings Prediction NHL Picks 3/11/24

Los Angeles Kings (32-20-11) vs New York Islanders (29-20-14)

Game Info: Monday, March 11, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -155 / New York Islanders +135 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings betting prediction for this NHL game on Monday, March 11th at crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Islanders recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Kings recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Los Angeles 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between New York and Los Angeles 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between New York and Los Angeles 

Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders are 29-20-14 this year after they defeated the Ducks by a score of 6-1 in their last game. New York scored three goals in the first and three goals in the third for the easy win. The Islanders were out shot by a total of 23-19 and went 1-5 on the power play in the game. New York has won six games in a row and has allowed two goals or fewer in five of them. The Islanders are scoring 3.06 goals per game and they are allowing 3.24 goals against per game, while going 22.9% on the power play and 71.4% on the penalty kill. Mathew Barzal has led New York with 20 goals, 46 assists, and 186 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for New York is Ilya Sorokin, who is 22-13-11 this season with a 3.01 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. The Islanders will meet the Sabres, Senators, and Rangers after this one.

Kings Preview

The Los Angeles Kings are 32-20-11 this season after they lost to Dallas by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Los Angeles led 1-0 after the first period, but they allowed the last four goals in the game for the loss. The Kings were out shot by a total of 35-25 and went 0-4 on the power play in the game. Los Angeles defeated Ottawa by a score of 4-3 in the game prior to Dallas, but lost to Vancouver before that. The Kings are scoring 3.05 goals per game and they are allowing 2.64 goals against per game, while going 22.2% on the power play and 86% on the penalty kill. Kevin Fiala has led LA with 21 goals, 36 assists, and 174 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Los Angeles is Cam Talbot, who is 19-15-6 this year with a 2.48 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. The Kings will face the Blues after this game.

Los Angeles Kings Player Prop Facts

  • Kevin Fiala has scored a goal in each of the Kings' last six games as favorites.
  • Anze Kopitar has recorded an assist in each of his last six home appearances against the Islanders after playing less than 20 minutes in the Kings' last game.
  • Anze Kopitar has recorded at least one point in each of his last six home appearances against the Islanders.
  • Drew Doughty ranks 1st in the league for average time on ice (25:55) this season.

New York Islanders Player Prop Facts

  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau has scored a goal in each of his last four appearances with his team as an underdog against the Kings.
  • Mathew Barzal has recorded an assist in each of the Islanders' last five games as underdogs.
  • Mathew Barzal has recorded at least one point in each of his last 10 appearances with the Islanders as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Noah Dobson ranks T1st in the Metropolitan Division for Plus/Minus (+20) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 1st in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (86.00%).
  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 3rd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.63).
  • The New York Islanders rank 32nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (71.74%).
  • The New York Islanders rank 1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (2).

Islanders vs Kings Betting Prediction

Los Angeles comes into this matchup after losing two of their last three games and they are only 13-11-7 at home, while New York is 14-12-5 on the road. The Islanders are one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now, as they have won six games in a row, but they will be on a back to back for this game. New York has been great on both ends of the ice during this winning streak and they have out scored their opponents by a total of 30-11 in the six games. I do like how New York has played recently, but I think this is a tough spot on a back to back against a very good defensive team. Take the Kings here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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