Tuesday night’s featured NHL betting pick comes from the West Coast as the New York Rangers make the cross country trip to Hollywood to take on the Los Angeles Kings in an Eastern Conference vs Western Conference meeting. Both the Rangers and Kings are off to strong starts to their seasons, making this Rangers vs Kings game one to watch between two likely playoff teams come the end of the regular season.
New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings betting odds see Tuesday night’s game as a near pick/em, with both teams getting minus odds on the moneyline. The Kings are slight home underdogs at -105, while the Rangers moneyline odds are set at -115. The total is set at 6.0 goals.
Rangers vs Kings Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Rangers Moneyline (-115)|
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This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:30 PM ET on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
Why Bet On The Rangers:
✅ The Kings offense is struggling mightily after an encouraging start to the season. Los Angeles ranks 21st in the league in high danger chances and has scored just three goals total in their last two games.
✅ New York does a great job of creating chances on offense and preventing them inside of their own zone. The Rangers rank fourth in high danger chances and ninth in high danger chances against.
✅ With Igor Shesterkin in goal, the Rangers hold a firm edge in the goaltending matchup over the Kings. Shesterkin has been dialed in of late, registering a .943 save percentage in his last three starts as the netminder has been turning away nearly every shot that comes his way.
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
|1.67||Avg Opp Score||2.67|
|2||Avg Opp Score||1.33|
|1.8||Avg Opp Score||3.4|
|2||Avg Opp Score||2|
|2.3||Avg Opp Score||2.9|
|2.5||Avg Opp Score||3|
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New York Rangers
The feel good energy of a hot start to the season has quickly faded in the Kings locker room. After flying out of their gates, the Kings have now dropped three of their last four and are in need of a big win to turn around the momentum.
Most concerning for the Kings will be that their last two losses came against teams they arguably should be beating. The lowly Vancouver Canucks beat the Kings 4-1 on Friday night before the Kings struggled to deal with the road back to back on Saturday in Seattle, falling 3-2 in overtime to the Kraken. The losses in the Pacific Northwest continued the trend of the Kings struggling against Pacific Division rivals, as they have just one win in their last eight divisional contests.
The good news for Los Angeles is that they are back home and see the schedule soften later in the week. Games against the San Jose Sharks and Ottawa Senators loom as likely wins on the schedule. But first is a game against this talented Rangers side that will present a challenge the Kings will need to step up to if they want to end their two game slide.
Los Angeles Kings
New York started their yearly California swing off on a positive note on Saturday, smothering the San Jose Sharks for a hard fought 2-1 win on Saturday night. Julien Gauthier was the goalscoring hero in San Jose, before Adam Fox scored an empty netter to make it 2-0 late before San Jose scored a consolation goal in a game that was never really in doubt for the Rangers.
New York has been incredibly strong on the road this season, including of late as the Rangers are 4-1-1 in their last six games away from Madison Square Garden. That road success is thanks to a defensive sound roster that doesn’t give up many chances and a goaltender who typically stops whichever chances do get through the Rangers.
Igor Shesterkin is once again amongst the best goaltenders in the world and is expected to start in goal against the Kings on Tuesday night. Shesterkin is 9-2-3 on the season with a 2.34 goals against average, significantly better numbers than the Kings goaltending options.