Los Angeles vs Rangers: prediction for the NHL game
The Kings play hosts to the Rangers in the National Hockey League action on January 11. What to expect from this game? Look out for our predictions in the article below.
Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles are continuing they home series. In the last five matches, the Kings suffered only two defeats, to Vegas (3:6) and Nashville (2:4). Goalie Quick had a poor game against the Golden Knights and was substituted off in the second period after conceding five goals. The Kings experienced problems against Vancouver, too, but they managed to snatch a victory in a penalty shootout (2:1 SO). In the other two games, Los Angeles easily crushed Philadelphia (6:3) and Detroit (4:0).
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers won four of their last five games, but they got crushed by Vegas (1:5), failing to withhold the formidable attack of the VGK, and goalie Georgiev saved only 85% of the shots. But in the following game, New York confidently defeated Anaheim (4:1), and forward Lindgren chalked up two points by scoring a double. In general, the Rangers are in good form and are earning points both at home and away.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, the teams scored in each period.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, New York scored first.
If the Rangers weren't in excellent form, Los Angeles would have had a good chance to win the upcoming game. But New York looked great against very powerful opponents in their recent matches, and we believe they will make short work of the Kings.
Our prediction - handicap (0) to the Rangers
We are predicting a high-scoring game here, because the two sides often deliver high performance in head-to-head matches.
Second wager - total over 5 goals