Anze Kopitar, Alex Iafallo, and the Los Angeles Kings will face off against Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden for an East-West showdown. The match will get underway at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 9 and it can be watched live on Fox Sports West.
Los Angeles Kings at New York Rangers Odds
Playing the role of favorites will be the Rangers (-160), whereas the Kings are showing moneyline odds of +140, and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under) at FanDuel.
New York is 26-27 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 5.5 units this season. That early-season winning percentage is a welcomed improvement compared to how the team performed during the 2018-19 season (32-50). 26 of its 53 outings have gone under the total, while 25 have gone over and just two have pushed. The team is 15-14 SU at home this season.
The Rangers have converted on 23.6 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 22nd overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 78.1 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 28.6 saves per game with a .907 save percentage, Henrik Lundqvist (10-17-3) has been the top goalkeeper for New York this year. If New York decides to rest him, however, head coach David Quinn might go with Alexandar Georgiev (12-13-13 record, .908 save percentage, 3.12 goals against average).
Los Angeles has lost 11.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far and is currently 19-37 straight up (SU). A total of 29 of its games have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and just four have pushed. As the road team , the Kings are 8-24 SU.
The Kings have converted on just 17.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 27th overall and it’s successfully killed off 74.7 percent of all opponent power plays.
Jonathan Quick (25.5 saves per game) has been the main option in goal for Los Angeles. Quick owns an 11-24-3 record, and has registered a .894 save percentage and 3.05 goals against average this year.
Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Rangers Betting Picks
Free Pick: SU Winner – Rangers, O/U – Over
Both teams are 0-2 in games decided by shootout.
The total has gone under in three of New York’s last five outings.
Los Angeles has managed 33.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while New York is averaging 38.2 shots per game over its last five at home.
Seven of Los Angeles’ last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 0-7 in those games.
Los Angeles skaters recorded 23.3 hits per game last season, while the Broadway Blueshirts logged 26.0 hits per contest.