New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 3/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+110) Kings (-133)
Crypto.com Arena is where the Los Angeles Kings (38-20-9) will take on the New York Islanders (34-26-8) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Islanders at +110 and the Kings are opening at -133. The over/under is set at 6.
The New York Islanders will look for better times on the ice after their 5-1 defeat to the Capitals their last time on the ice. New York compiled 8 minutes in the box for this contest. Furthermore, they had 5 power play opportunities but didn't convert them into a score. The Islanders offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. For the game, they scored on 1 out of the 18 shots they put on goal.
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In relation to their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have accounted for 196 goals (23rd in the National Hockey League) for the year and have given up 182. For the season, they have earned 76 points and their points percentage comes in at .559. New York is sitting with 191 power play chances and they have notched 32 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 16.75%. When at even strength, the Islanders have conceded 149 goals while scoring 164 on the offensive side of the ice. New York has taken 2,074 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Islanders have had 2,139 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .915. New York Islanders opponents have totaled 195 power play opportunities (21st in hockey) and have tallied 33 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Ilya Sorokin. The opposition has scored 280 goals against Sorokin in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.34. Sorokin has been involved in 123 contests during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .924 for his 7,180 mins between the pipes. He has accumulated a record of 62-42-17 and was named the starter in 120 games. In his professional hockey career, Sorokin has tallied 86 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .717. Sorokin has seen 3,688 shots taken against him and has recorded 3,408 total saves.
Their last time out, Los Angeles went up against the Predators in an outing where the Kings got the tie by a final of 1-1. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Kings had 1 goal of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
The Kings have earned 168 goals at even strength and 54 goals (4th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Los Angeles has tried 2,168 shots (8th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.24%, while allowing their opponents 1,891 shots. For the year, the Los Angeles Kings are sitting with 222 goals, 85 points, in addition to a points percentage of .634. They have permitted 219 goals to be scored by way of 164 goals at even strength and 55 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 226 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 23.89%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.66% on their oppositions 226 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.4%.
Across the ice you are going to see Pheonix Copley in net. His opposition is averaging 2.84 goals per game and he has allowed 161 goals altogether. Copley's quality start percentage is 56.4% and he has earned 31 quality starts in his hockey career. He has started in 55 games and his ice time sits at 3,404 mins. Copley is the owner of a career mark of 36-13-6 and has participated in 61 contests. He has recorded 1,465 stops out of the 1,626 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .901.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-133)
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