Kings vs Islanders Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/6/2020
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+175) Islanders (-195)
Barclays Center is the site where Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (30-15-6, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Los Angeles Kings (19-30-5, 8th in the Pacific Division) on Thursday. The Islanders open this matchup at -195 while the Kings are coming in at +175. The total opens at 5.5. The Kings are covering 35.2% of the time, having gone 19-35 SU. New York is covering 56.3% of the time, going 27-21 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 19 wins and 30 defeats, which puts them at 8th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 133 goals which ranks 14th in the Western Conference and 29th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -36, which puts them at 28th in the NHL. The Kings currently have a total of 43 points, which ranks 30th in the NHL and 15th in the conference. When it comes to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,830 which ranks 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the NHL. As a unit, Los Angeles has earned a total of 1,077 hits which means they are averaging 19.9 per contest. They currently have a total of 576 blocks for the season. The man between the pipes for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,028 minutes in goal for the season. Quick is surrendering 3.02 goals against average which puts him at 27th in the Western Conference and 49th in the NHL. During this year, he has surrendered 102 goals. He has a save percentage of .895 which puts him at 30th in the Western Conference.
The Los Angeles Kings had a rough game after their 4 - 2 loss to the Washington Capitals in their last contest. The Kings could have played much better offensively in the defeat. In this game, they converted 2 of the 31 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Los Angeles ended up with 2 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Kings was 54 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 59.3%. Their Fenwick was 43 while the Fenwick against sat at 31, which means they had a rate of 58.1%. They earned 28 face-off wins and were beaten on 23 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 64.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.0 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Washington Capitals tallied 24 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty mins and they notched 1 power play opportunity.
The Islanders are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 30 victories and 15 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they sit 10th in the East and 13th in the league with +10. They have compiled a total of 147 goals for the season which is 12th in the East. New York has a team save percentage of .915 which has them sitting 5th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 9.7% putting them at 10th in the conference. In goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having an average season by surrendering 2.60 goals per contest and that has him ranked 11th in the East and 17th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,779 mins he has played, he has given up 77 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .915, which places him at 10th in the East and 21st among goalies in the NHL.
The New York Islanders faced off against the Dallas Stars in a game where the Islanders ended up with the win by a score of 4 - 3. In their game, New York wound up with a 48.9% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 43 while their opponent had a Corsi of 45. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.7% by notching a Fenwick of 34 and the Stars earning a 33 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York had and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 103.0 and they had an oZS percentage of 41.2%. The Islanders notched 4 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play attempts in this game and were able to convert 1 out of those attempts. Regarding their opponent, the Stars had 3 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. New York conceded 31 shots on goal and the Stars ended up with a total of 10 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-195)
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