Rangers vs. Kings Prediction
One night after picking up a huge victory against the Ducks, the Rangers will look to make it back-to-back wins when they visit the Kings at 10:30PM ET tonight.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, Los Angeles is a -165 money line favorite to knock off New York, while the over/under currently sits at 5 goals for tonight's matchup.
The Kings look like they're in playoff mode already. Entering play tonight, they're 9-2-1 over their last 12 games while allowing just 20 goals during that stretch. Their strong defensive play, coupled with great goaltending expected from Jonathan Quick and Henrik Lundqvist (who was held out versus the Ducks in preparation for tonight's game), should have bettors cashing the under tonight.
The under is 3-1-3 in the Rangers' last seven road games and is 7-2-6 in their last 15 games when their opponent allows two goals or less in its previous contest. The under is also 26-12-17 in the Kings' last 55 games playing on one day of rest and 74-36-24 in their last 134 games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: RANGERS/KINGS UNDER 5