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NHL Betting Preview - New York Rangers Underdogs vs Los Angeles Kings at Los Angeles

STAPLES Center hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Los Angeles Kings and the visiting New York Rangers on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting New York Rangers before puck drop in this match found them as 153 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

A 3.3-1.8 result in favor of the Kings is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Rangers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 40-23-7 this season, while the Kings are 42-22-5. New York is 30-28-12 on the totals; Los Angeles is 22-27-20. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs New York injuries news.

The Los Angeles Kings sit at No. 2 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the New York Rangers sit at a No. 5 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Kings No. 11-ranked offense (2.75 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 21.78% rate while the Rangers have a 77.18% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Ducks on March 16. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Stars on March 15. Bettors who backed the Kings at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Los Angeles
  • NY Rangers is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Los Angeles is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing NY Rangers
  • Los Angeles is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against NY Rangers

Next Betting Matchups

New York at San Jose, Saturday, March 19th
Los Angeles home to Boston, Saturday, March 19th

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