Devils vs. Kings Saturday Prediction

Devils vs. Kings, 2/29/20 NHL Betting Prediction & Odds

The under has been profitable for bettors when the Devils and Kings meet, which will happen on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at only 5.5, will the under trend hold up in L.A. today?

Game Snapshot

065 New Jersey Devils (+110) at 066 Los Angeles Kings (-130); o/u 5.5

4:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 29, 2020

Staples Center

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Public Betting Information

Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 66% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Kings to win on the money line.

New Jersey Devils Fantasy Spin

Cory Schneider stopped 27 out of 30 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Sharks on Thursday night. It was an overall solid effort by Schneider against the Sharks, who was perfect on 16 shots in the first and third periods. Both goals that the 33-year old allowed came in the middle frame; the first was a shot from the blue line that worked its way through some bodies on its way to the net and the second was off a cross-ice shorthanded one-timer. The overtime goal lightly resembled the shorthanded goal against, as two defenders converged on the puck carrier, leaving Logan Couture all alone at the side of the net for an easy goal. Schneider is now 1-0-1 and has allowed four goals on 58 shots since being summoned from the minors a week ago. Overall during the 2019-20 NHL campaign, the Boston College product owns a 1-6-2 record, a 4.08 goals-against average and an .868 save percentage.

Los Angeles Kings Fantasy Spin

Cal Petersen stopped 35 of the 36 shots he faced in a 2-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. It was easily Petersen's best performance of the season, as he had permitted 14 goals in his previous four starts combined. Given that Jonathan Quick has largely struggled, the Kings don't have anything to lose by giving Petersen a good bulk of playing time down the stretch. Even so, Petersen is unproven, has a poor supporting cast, and will have to be more consistent before he warrants fantasy consideration.

Betting Trends

New Jersey

The Devils have won four of their last five games against the Kings and five of their last six road games versus L.A. Speaking of the road, the away team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams.

Los Angeles

The Kings are just 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 8-20 in their last 28 games overall.

Our Prediction

The under is 17-6-1 in the last 24 meetings between these two teams and has been cashing on both sides of this matchup. For example, the under is a perfect 5-0 in the Devils’ last five games overall, is 4-1 in their last five road games and is 4-0 in New Jersey’s last four games when playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the under is 9-4-2 in the Kings’ last 15 games overall, is 10-4-2 in their last 16 home games and is 7-1 in their last eight games coming off a win.

Saturday NHL Prediction: Devils/Kings UNDER 5.5


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