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Los Angeles Kings vs New York Islanders in NHL odds

New York Islanders

Los Angeles Kings
8-16-5 December 07, 2013, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center 18-7-4

Los Angeles will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the New York Islanders pay a visit to STAPLES Center.

The Islanders will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 8-16-5 this season, while the Kings are 18-7-4. New York is 16-12-1 on the totals; Los Angeles is 9-14-6.

View New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Kings in this one found them earlier as -215 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Kings and the No. 23-rated Islanders in this matchup.

In their last action, New York was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at -238 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Ducks on December 3. Bettors who backed the Kings at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 20-ranked offense (2.62 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.48 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 15.89% rate while the Islanders have a 70% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York at Anaheim, Monday, December 9th
Los Angeles at Montreal, Tuesday, December 10th