Kings vs Islanders Preview and NHL Picks for Today 3/14
- Mar 14, 2023, 3:09:29 PM
The Los Angeles Kings will host the New York Islanders in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday. Both teams have been playing well in their last 10 games and will look to add another win to their record.
New York Islanders
The Islanders have been playing well on the road this season with a 14-14-5 record. They will look to improve that record against the Kings. Anders Lee has been their top performer with 26 goals and 20 assists, while Brock Nelson has four goals and four assists in their last 10 games. The Islanders have allowed 182 goals while scoring 196 for a +14 scoring differential.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings have been dominant at home with a 20-9-3 record. They have been scoring at least three goals in 33 of their games this season. Anze Kopitar has been their top scorer with 25 goals and 36 assists, while Gabriel Vilardi has five goals and two assists in their last 10 games. The Kings won the last matchup against the Islanders 3-2.
The Kings are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games and have been averaging 3.1 goals per game. The Islanders are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games and have been averaging 2.7 goals per game. The over/under for the game is set at 5.5 goals.
Public Betting Data
According to the consensus picks, 60% of bettors are taking the Kings to win at home. The Kings are also the favorites with -130 odds.
The odds for the game are set at Los Angeles Kings -130 and New York Islanders +110.
The Kings are without Kevin Fiala (lower body) and Sean Durzi (undisclosed), while the Islanders are missing Jean-Gabriel Pageau (upper-body) and Mathew Barzal (lower body).
Both teams have been playing well recently, but the Kings have been dominant at home. The Islanders have struggled on the road this season and will face a tough challenge in Los Angeles. The consensus picks and odds also favor the Kings to win at home.
Pick: Los Angeles Kings (-130)
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