A game between two teams currently on two-game losing streaks, the New York Islanders and the Los Angeles Kings face off at the Staples Center. This East-West matchup will get underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 27, and it is being shown live on Fox Sports West.
New York Islanders at Los Angeles Kings Odds
New York (-135) is currently favored over Los Angeles (+115), and the oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-120 to bet the under, +100 for the over).
New York is 16-6 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 9.3 units this season. 11 of its contests have gone over the total, while another 11 have gone under and none have pushed. As an away team this season, the Isles are 6-3 SU.
New York has converted on 19.6 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.6 percent of all penalties.
The Isles, as a collective unit, have been penalized just 3.3 times per game overall in the 2019-20 season, 3.2 per game over its past five matchups total, and 3.0 per game over its last five road outings. The team has been forced to defend opponent power plays just 7.8 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 27.5 saves per game with a .930 save percentage, Thomas Greiss (9-3) has been the primary option in goal for New York this season. If head coach Barry Trotz decides to rest him, however, New York might turn to Semyon Varlamov (7-4-2), who has a .913 save percentage and 2.63 goals against average this year.
Mathew Barzal and Brock Nelson will both lead the way for the visiting Islanders. Barzal has 20 points via nine goals and 11 assists, and has recorded two or more points in six different games. Nelson has eight goals and 11 assists to his credit (and has registered a point in 11 games).
Los Angeles is 9-15 straight up (SU) and has lost 4.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 24 regular season contests, 11 of its games have gone over the total, while another 11 have gone under and just two have pushed. This season, the team’s 7-6 SU as the home team.
The Kings have converted on just 11.4 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s ranked 30th in the NHL. Its penalty kill is also ranked 30th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 72.7 percent of all penalties.
The Kings have been penalized 3.5 times per game this season, and 1.8 per game over their last five home outings. The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 5.6 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Jonathan Quick has stopped 25.5 shots per game as the top netminder in goal for the Kings. Quick has six wins, 10 losses, and one OT loss to his name and has registered a subpar .881 save percentage and 3.47 goals against average this year.
Anze Kopitar (10 goals, 16 assists) will pace the offensive attack for the Kings.
New York Islanders at Los Angeles Kings Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Kings, O/U – Over
Three of New York’s last five outings have gone over the total.
The Kings have averaged the league’s most shots on goal (34.9) while the Islanders have attempted just the 32nd-most (34.9).
New York skaters have given out the most hits in the league (29.4 per game).