New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 1/10/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Monday, January 10, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-105) Kings (-115)
The Los Angeles Kings (17-13-5) will play the New York Rangers (23-9-4) at Crypto.com Arena on Monday. The odds on this game have the Rangers at -105 while the Kings are coming in at -115. The betting total is set at 5.5.
The New York Rangers had a good night with a 4-1 victory over the Ducks in their previous outing. New York tallied 10 penalty minutes for this contest. The Rangers had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this win. In addition, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they tallied a score on 4 of the 40 shots they put on goal.
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The Rangers have had 1,133 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .921. While playing at even strength, the Rangers have given up 74 goals while having 79 of their own. New York Rangers opponents have amassed 105 power play opportunities (9th in pro hockey) and have notched 16 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have recorded 50 points and their points percentage comes in at .694. New York has taken 1,027 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the New York Rangers have notched 104 goals (14th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 90. New York steps onto the ice with 107 power play opportunities and they have notched 25 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 23.36%.
The man in net for this game is Igor Shesterkin. Shesterkin has played in 68 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 41-20-5 and he started in 63 games. Opponents have been able to score 154 goals versus Shesterkin in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.43. Shesterkin has had 2,066 shots taken against him and he has 1,912 saves. His save percentage currently is .925 in his 3,797 minutes in the crease. During his career on the ice, Shesterkin has earned 43 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .683.
In their last game, Los Angeles faced the Red Wings in a matchup where the Kings took home the victory by a final of 4-0. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Kings had 4 goals of the 42 shots on goal they were seeking.
On the campaign, the Los Angeles Kings have notched a total of 95 goals, 39 points, and a points percentage of .557. They have granted a total of 92 goals to be scored by way of 67 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kings are sitting with 76 goals at even strength and 19 goals (18th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 113 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 16.81%. Los Angeles has put up 1,227 shots (3rd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.74%, while allowing their opponents 1,047 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 74.75% on their oppositions 99 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.2%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jonathan Quick protecting the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.41 goals/game and he has given up 1,609 goals in total. Quick's quality start percentage is 54.3% and he has accumulated 368 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He got the starting nod in 678 games and has played 40,132 minutes. Quick has compiled a career record of 346-257-73 and has been in net for 688 games. He has recorded 16,926 stops out of the 18,535 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-105)
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