New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Game Picks 11/27/2019
Game: New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-135) Kings (+122)
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (9-13-2, 8th in the Pacific Division) host the New York Islanders (16-4-2, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) at Staples Center on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The Islanders open this game at -135 while the Kings are coming in at +122. The O/U has been set at 5.5. The Islanders are covering 70.0% of the time, having gone 14-6 SU. Los Angeles covers 37.5% of the time, going 9-15 straight up.
The New York Islanders head into this game holding a record of 16 wins and 4 defeats, ranking them 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 66 goals which ranks 12th in the conference and 22nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +12, ranking them 6th in the NHL. The Islanders currently have a total of 34 points, which ranks 4th in the NHL and 3rd in the East. In connection with shots on goal, they currently have a total of 628 which ranks 16th in the East and 31st in the NHL. As a group, New York has compiled a total of 524 hits which has them averaging 23.8 per contest. They currently have a total of 303 blocks for the year. The man protecting the goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 640 mins minding the goal for the season. Varlamov is giving up 2.63 goals per game which places him at 7th among East goalies and 16th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he's allowed 28 goals. His save percentage is .913 which places him at 7th among East goalies.
The New York Islanders will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3 - 0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Islanders left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. In this game, they finished 0 of the 26 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. New York had 9 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 44 and the Corsi against was 28 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 61.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 while the Fenwick against sat at 23, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 55.8%. They won 15 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 67.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 83.3 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Anaheim Ducks earned 23 shots. They had 9 penalty minutes and they had 2 power play attempts.
The Kings will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 9 victories and 13 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 15th in the West and 30th in the NHL with -20. They have earned a total of 63 goals for the year which ranks them 15th in the West. Los Angeles has a save % as a team of .879 which currently has them ranked 31st in the NHL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 7.5% ranking them 14th in the conference. In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a tough campaign by surrendering 3.47 goals per game and that places him 24th in the West and 47th in the NHL among goalies. In the 951 minutes he has been on the ice, he has given up 55 goals. He has a save percentage of .881, which has him sitting 25th in the West and 50th in the NHL among goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings squared up with the San Jose Sharks in a matchup where the Kings took a loss by a final of 4 - 3. In this game, Los Angeles went home with a 60.3% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 47 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.9% by notching a Fenwick of 33 and the Sharks earning a 26 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Los Angeles had and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a PDO of 96.7 and their percentage of oZS was 55.0%. The Kings converted 3 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. As for their opponent, the Sharks had 2 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. Los Angeles allowed 25 shots on goal and the Sharks racked up 10 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+122)
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