Islanders vs Los Angeles: prediction for the NHL game
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference table. The have strengthened their standings recently, but still can only boast success against outsiders and mid-table teams. For instance, they crushed Arizona with a score of 4:0, but in the next game lost to Toronto (1:3). Then the Islanders gained the upper hand over Philadelphia (4:3). Barry Trotz's men will be playing the next five games at home, so they have a good chance to earn a large number of points.
Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles are trying to get into the playoffs zone and they are currently 7th in the West, but soon the Kings will be overtaken by Calgary, who have five games in hand. The Kings are in poor form and recently endured a three-game losing streak, which they interrupted by beating New Jersey (3:2) before losing again to the Rangers (2:3 SO). We would like to mention, that Todd McLellan charges rarely lose in regulation away.
The Islanders have been showing solid results lately and often win against outsiders and mid-table teams. The Kings have not won at the Islanders in a long time, and, in general, they rarely celebrate success away from home. We are predicting a victory of the hosts.
Our prediction - Islanders to win
The Islanders have shown good performance in recent games and have scored an average of 3-4 goals per game. Los Angeles often allow opponents to score at least three times. We will take the individual total of the Islanders.
Second bet - Islanders IT over 2.5 goals