Rangers vs Los Angeles: prediction for the NHL game
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are in the top-3 in the East with a total of 58 points. The team looks much more impressive than in previous seasons, but they still lack a bit of consistency. Gerard Gallant's men might face serious problems if they reach the playoffs.
In recent games, the Rangers crushed Toronto (6:3) and Arizona (7:3) and suffered a defeat to Carolina (3:6). In each of the last three fixtures the team conceded at least three goals.
Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles are in the top-6 in the West with a 47 points to their name. Recently, the Kings lost three games in a row - to San Jose (2:6), Tampa Bay (4:6), and Colorado (1:4).
In the last game, the Kings managed to break their losing streak and beat New Jersey with a score of 3:2. This season, Los Angeles earned most of their points at home, while on their travels they won only seven games in regulation. On average, they scored no more than 2 goals in away games.
In 4 out of 5 games against Los Angeles, the Rangers scored no more than 3 goals.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, no more than one goal was scored in the first period.
We think that Los Angeles can put up a good fight today. The teams have already met earlier this month, and the Kings got the upper hand then. We will be backing the visitors in this fixture.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (+1) to Los Angeles
The Rangers rarely score more than three goals against Los Angeles, and the Kings are usually quite reliable on the defensive in away games. We suggest taking the individual total of the hosts.
Seocnd bet - Rangers IT under 3.5 goals