Planning on watching today’s Kings and Devils game? Catch the action at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, as the Devils hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Devils being the favored by -1.5 goals against the Kings.

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS NEW JERSEY DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Jersey Devils -1.5

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS:

  • With the Devils being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Devils.
  • Take the Devils on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Kings (+1.5)

Does Los Angeles Have a Shot at a Road Win?

With a record of 24-16-10, the Kings are currently in 4th place in the Pacific Division and 7th in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, Los Angeles has gone just 3-7, including a record of 2-3 in their last five games. On the road, the Kings have gone 15-7-4 this season.

So far this season, the Kings have been the underdog in 14 of their 50 games, going 7-4-3 in those contests. Against other Western Conference teams, Los Angeles has a record of 15-11, and they have been favored in 36 of their 50 games, going 17-12-7 in those games.

On the road this season, the Kings have gone 13-13 on the puck line. Overall, their puck line record is 22-28, and they have 18 wins by multiple goals.

Across their last 10 games, Los Angeles has gone just 2-8 on the puck line, and their average scoring margin for the year is +.3 goals per game. So far, the Kings have been the underdog in 14 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 10-4.

The average goal total for Los Angeles’ games is sitting at 5.9. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Kings come in with an over/under record of 20-28-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

For their offensive performance, the Kings come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 19th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kings offense is 17th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the NHL.

Los Angeles will be looking for a good game from Trevor Moore who leads the team in scoring with 21 goals, ranking 36th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 15 assists so far.

The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 15th in takeaways and an average of 6.8 takeaways per contest. They hold 21st place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.

Goalie Cam Talbot gets the start and has made 31 starts this season. His record at this point is 14-13, and his save percentage is 0.817%.

Will the Devils Make it Happen at Home?

At home this season, the Devils are 12-12-2 and have gone 16-14 in Eastern Conference games. Overall, the team is 27-21-4 and is in 4th place in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, New Jersey has gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games.

So far this year, the Devils have been favored in 36 of their 52 games and have gone 22-12-2 in those games. In the Eastern Conference, New Jersey is in 9th place and has earned 58 points. Against other teams in the Metropolitan Division, the Devils have gone 8-7.

At home this season, the Devils have gone just 4-22 against the puck line, but their puck line record overall is 19-33. So far, New Jersey has had 15 wins by multiple goals and an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game.

Overall, the Devils have been favored in 36 of their games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 11-25. In their last ten home games, New Jersey has a puck line record of just 3-7.

On average, New Jersey’s games have finished with 6.8 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.5. In total, the Devils come in with an over/under record of 30-21-1.

Through their last three road games, Los Angeles has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.

When looking at their offense, the Devils have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. Looking at how the Devils’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 11th in power play goals and 23rd in shorthanded goals.

New Jersey’s current leading scorer is Tyler Toffoli. This season, he has 22 goals, which puts him 28th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Toffoli has 13 assists this season.

The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 15th in takeaways and an average of 6.8 takeaways per contest. They hold 21st place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.

Entering the game, goalie Nico Daws has started 10 games this season. His current record stands at 5-5, and his save percentage is 0.365%.