New York Islanders at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 10/15/2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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The New York Islanders travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +123 and the Kings at -152.
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New York has a record of 1-2-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 0-2-0. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 10 goals and given up 14 goals for a point differential of -4. For the season they have an ATS record of 1-3-0 and an over/under record of 1-3-0. Los Angeles has a record of 2-0-1 including 1-0-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 9 goals and surrendered 5 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 1-3-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 2-1-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Islanders Injuries
10/13/17 RW Jordan Eberle Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. San Jose
10/09/17 C Alan Quine Upper Body IR
10/05/17 LW Shane Prince Ankle IR
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/12/17 LW Kyle Clifford Upper Body out indefinitely
10/06/17 RW Marian Gaborik Knee out indefinitely
10/05/17 D Alec Martinez Lower Body IR. (10/05)
Thomas Greiss has 0 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Islanders. He has 61 shots against him and he's given up 7 goals. He's made 54 saves for a save percentage of 89%. Jordan Eberle has accumulated 2 total points this season for the Islanders. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 17.5 minutes played per game. John Tavares averages 21 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 2 goals on 16 shots. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 3 points on the season.
Dustin Brown has scored 5 total points this year for the Kings. He has 3 goals this season with 13 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Jonathan Quick has 2 wins and 0 losses this year in goal for the Kings. He has 97 shots against him and he's surrendered 5 goals. He's made 92 saves for a save percentage of 95%. Anze Kopitar averages 22 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 30% by scoring 3 goals on 10 shots. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 5 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have allowed 16 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88% this year. That is 8th in the NHL. They average 36 shots per game and as a team shoot 6.90% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 16th in the league. The Islanders has 3 total points this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL in offense. They are 21st in the league with 10 goals while they've given up 14 goals, which is 11th overall. That is 31st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Kings are 24th with 9 goals scored while they are 31st in the NHL with 5 goals allowed this year. They average 37 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.18%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 95%, putting them in 2nd place in the league. The Kings have a total of 5 points this year, which is 14th in the NHL. That ranks their power play unit 29th. They've allowed 15 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 93%, which is 2nd overall.
New York is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53%, as they've attempted 260 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 231 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.1% as they have 196 attempts while they have given up 180 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 10th in the league. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 55.2% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.8% for the season. That is 25th overall in the NHL. They have 116 face-off wins compared to 118 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That ranks them 16th in the league. On defense New York has 91 hits and they have blocked 51 shots from the opposition, putting them 19th overall.
The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 56.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.4% for the year. That ranks them 5th and 27th respectively in the NHL. They have 108 face-off wins as opposed to 102 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 65 hits and they've blocked 34 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 28th in blocked shots. Los Angeles is ranked 7th in Corsi percentage with 54.3% as they've tried 200 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 168 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 53.3%, as they have 153 shots while they've given up 134 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Islanders/Kings NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -152 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -152
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