If you are going to be successful in the NHL, you have to be able to find a way to consistently get results on the road. One of the teams that has been particularly good away from home this season has been the LA Kings, and they will get a chance to add to their impressive record when they skate into the Barclays Center to face the New York Islanders on Thursday, February 11. Face-off for this one is set for 7 PM EST on TVA. We have a full game review complete with an expert NHL betting pick for all pro hockey fans, so keep reading for more information.
LA Kings Vs New York Islanders Odds, Pick, and Betting Preview
Date/Time: Thursday, January 11th, 7:00 PM
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Live Stream: NHLstream.com
Money Line: Islanders -125
Radio: 790 KABC
TV: Fox Sports
How to bet LA Kings Vs New York Islanders
This is going to be a fun one to watch and bet on, as it’s going to be tough to decide who will prevail here. We have already mentioned the excellent record that the Kings have on the road this season, but they will be going against an Islanders team that is very proficient on home ice. The money line for this game is up, however, full odds for this one will be available on the MyBookie.ag Online Sportsbook as soon as possible.
Why bet on the LA Kings
The Kings (32-17-3) may have the lowest point total of any division leader in the NHL, but make no mistake, this is a very dangerous team. They have been particularly potent on the road this season, and are boasting a 17-7-2 record when heading into hostile territory. While some teams play more of a defensive style on the road, the Kings seem bound and determined to go for the jugular. They have won each of their last 3 away games, scoring 18 goals in the process. 9 of those goals came in their last road game, which ended with a 9-2 thumping of the Boston Bruins. This is a team that could well be shaping up to be a dark horse Stanley Cup pick for many NHL bettors. The Kings are averaging 2.8 GPG, and are giving up 2.3 GPG.
Why bet on the New York Islanders
With the Metropolitan Division all but locked up by the Washington Capitals, the race now is for the secondary spots that would mean a playoff berth. The New York Islanders (28-18-6) are very much in that race, and if they are to make the playoffs, it is likely going to be because of their solid play on home ice. The Islanders have compiled a 17-8-3 record at the Barclays Center this season, and will likely pick up a coveted postseason spot if they can maintain that winning percentage. Things have been pretty good of late for the Islanders, as they are coming into this one with back to back wins, as well as being 7-3-1 in their last 10 games. The Islanders are averaging 2.8 GPG, and are giving up 2.5 GPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Kings have had it all their way in their last 3 road games, but I’m not so sure things will be quite so easy in this one. That said, I do think they will come away with the win, but I would not be surprised to see it come in OT.
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