Los Angeles Kings vs New York Islanders Prediction, 2/24/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs New York Islanders
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+122) Islanders (-146)
UBS Arena is the site where the New York Islanders (30-24-7) will compete against the Los Angeles Kings (32-19-7) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has Los Angeles at +122 while New York is priced at -146. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Los Angeles Kings will need a bounce back game after taking a 2-1 loss to the Wild in their last outing. Los Angeles recorded 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Kings didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. They also had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score. For the outing, they tallied a score on 1 of the 34 shots they attempted.
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Los Angeles Kings opponents have 196 power play opportunities (8th in hockey) and have notched 49 goals in those chances. The Kings so far have had 1,660 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .883. Los Angeles has tried 1,883 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.2%. When at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 145 goals while having 141 on the offensive side of the ice. Los Angeles has compiled 196 power play opportunities and they have scored 51 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 26.02%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 71 points and their points percentage is .612. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 192 goals (9th in the NHL) on the campaign and have surrendered 194.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jonathan Quick. Over the course of his pro career, Quick has compiled 388 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .534. His save percentage currently is .911 in his 43,132 minutes guarding the cage. Quick has seen 19,935 shots taken against him and has amassed 18,168 total saves. Opponents have tallied 1,767 goals versus Quick in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.46. He has earned a win-loss mark of 369-274-82 and he has gotten the start in 727 games. Quick has participated in 741 matchups throughout his hockey career.
Their last time out, New York faced the Jets in a game where the Islanders took home the victory by a tally of 2-1. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Islanders earned 2 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they pursued.
New York has attempted 1,871 shots (9th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.46%, while allowing the other team 1,947 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.92% on the other teams 177 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.4%. They have recorded 174 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 16.67%. The Islanders have scored 148 goals at even strength and 29 goals (27th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 167 goals to be scored by of a combination of 135 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the New York Islanders are sitting with 177 goals, 67 points, in addition to a points percentage of .549.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Ilya Sorokin in net. His opposition is averaging 2.36 goals/game and he has allowed 270 goals in total. Sorokin's quality start rate comes out to 70.4% and he has qualified for 81 quality starting assignments in his career. He got the starting nod in 115 games and has played for a total of 6,877 mins. Sorokin is the owner of a career record of 59-41-16 and has played in 118 games. He has a tally of 3,276 saves out of the 3,546 shots tried, giving him a save % of .924.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-146)
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