The Kings return home from its season-opening road trip for their first home game against the New York Rangers
Los Angeles earned two points from a shootout win at Minnesota before getting beat the Jets 5-3 in Winnipeg last Friday night. You don’t see that type of performance very often from the Kings as a team, let alone goaltender Jonathan Quick. LA has had a long road of success at home against the Rangers and NHL odds for the Kings home opener are listed at LA -140 with a total of 5 Over (-110).
Last season Los Angeles limited their opponents to an average of 25 shots on goal per game, third best in the league. The Kings are a solid under team at home in the first half of the season going 9-21 to the under and LA is also 3-12 to the under in non conference contests the past three seasons.
The Rangers are 54-86 to the under when on the road and off a road loss dating back to 1996 and that includes a 2-5-1 O/U last season. I also note this NHL betting system that supports a lower scoring game tonight:
When we play any team under the total after allowing two or more goals in the third period in their last game (Rangers), when playing against an opponent that played a game where eight or more total goals were scored, we are 146-230 = 61% to the under and +70.1-units the past five seasons
My NHL picks were 6-4 during the first week of the season and tonight I’ve invested $100.00 on the Rangers-Kings to stay Under 5 goals at even money.