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New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction & Betting Tips 12/9/2023

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New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings 12/9/2023:
  • We like the Islanders on the moneyline (+120)
  • The Islanders are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 6 goals, and we suggest taking the under

New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings Preview

Looking to win big? The Kings and Islanders face off at 7:30 ET on BSW. The Islanders are hosting the game at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY.

The Kings come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 6 goals. Check out BetCoco for New York Islanders – Los Angeles Kings odds

New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Over their previous five games against the Islanders, the Kings have put together a record of 4-1. When looking at the last three head-to-head matchups between the Kings and Islanders, only 2 points per game has separated the teams, with the Kings going 3-0 vs. the spread.

  • Los Angeles has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • The Islanders are 3-0 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Islanders have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their puck line record was 3-0 in these scenarios.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Kings have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 8-2.

New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction

Ahead of their matchup with New York, the Kings have a 16-4-3 record. Their performance when favored is 11-3-1, while they hold a 5-1-2 record as underdogs. On the road, they have gone 11-0-0 this season and are 5-4-3 at home.

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. This year, the Kings have recorded a 10-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 5-0 record.

Goalie Pheonix Copley comes into the game having made seven starts this season. So far, his record is 4-0 and he has a save percentage of 87.3%.

Before their matchup against Los Angeles, the Islanders arrive with a 11-7-7 record. They hold a 7-2-3 record when considered the favorites and 4-5-4 when seen as the underdogs. On the road, they have gone 6-4-2 this season and are 5-3-5 at home.

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. The New York offense is ranked 15th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 6th in the NHL.

Heading into this matchup vs. Los Angeles, goalie Ilya Sorokin has started 16 games in this season. His current record is 6-4, and his save percentage stands at 91.1%.

Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-2 win for the Islanders.

New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Tips

  • We like the Islanders on the moneyline (+120)
  • The Islanders are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 6 goals, and we suggest taking the under

New York Islanders Injury Report

  • Matt Martin – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Adam Pelech – Upper Body – Out
  • Ryan Pulock – Lower Body – Out
  • Sebastian Aho – Upper Body – Out

Los Angeles Kings Injury Report

  • Viktor Arvidsson – Lower Body – Out

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