New York Islanders at Los Angeles Kings 11/6/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 11/5/2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10:30 PM ET
Staples Center in Los Angeles
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The New York Islanders will take the cross country trek to Los Angeles and battle the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. The Islanders start the affair with a 6-5-0 record; 12 points, and third place in their division. For the Kings, they are 7-4-2 overall and have won 6 of their first 7 games at the Staples Center this season. This will be the only team the Islanders play in Los Angeles during the regular season.
The Los Angeles Kings are looking for a boast offensively. The Kings are scoring just 2.3 goals per game, ranked 25th in the league. Jonathan Quick has been statistically good, along with back-up Martin Jones; allowing 2.1 goals per game. The Kings leading goal scorer is Tanner Pearson; with 7. In the 3-1 win Tuesday over the Dallas Stars, Trevor Lewis, Dustin Brown and Kyle Clifford scored the goals. It was the first of the season for both Lewis and Clifford, while Brown notched his second.
New York has lost three in a row, including a 3-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Overall, the Islanders are fourth in the league in scoring, as they are averaging 3.2 goals per game. Unfortunately, the defense in New York is second to last in the league allowing 3.5 goals per game. Another negative stat for New York is their penalty kill is dead last in the league, at 64.7%. The top scorer for New York has been Kyle Okposo. The right winger has 4 goals scored and 8 assists.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
New York Islanders are 6-5-0 Against the Spread
New York Islanders are 7-4-0 against the Over/Under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
Los Angeles Kings are 7-6-0 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Kings are 3-6-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
New York Islanders
10/23/14 LW Josh Bailey Hand expected to miss a month
10/09/14 RW Michael Grabner Hernia out indefinitely
10/07/14 D Matt Carkner Upper Body out indefinitely
Los Angeles Kings
11/05/14 RW Justin Williams Eye "?" Thursday vs. NY Islanders
11/02/14 C Jordan Nolan Suspension eligible to return Thursday vs NY Islanders
11/01/14 D Andrew Bodnarchuk Knee out indefinitely
10/20/14 D Slava Voynov Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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