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#21 New Jersey
Devils -115
#22 Los Angeles
Kings -105

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:35pm

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Game Stats

New Jersey Devils

9 - 17

45-42
ATS
45-40
O/U
2
PPG
3
OPPG

Los Angeles Kings

10 - 18

45-41
ATS
37-45
O/U
2
PPG
2
OPPG

New Jersey Devils (+100) vs. Los Angeles Kings (-120)

NHL: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 10:30 PM ET at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

It’s a battle of last place teams on Thursday in the National Hockey League as the New Jersey Devils take on the Los Angeles Kings. Los Angeles enters this game in last in the Pacific Division with a 10-17-1 record. New Jersey is in last in the Metropolitan Division with a 9-12-5 record.

Devils Head to Road After Dropping Pair at Home

The New Jersey Devils find themselves in the throes of a six-game losing streak after dropping a pair of games at home, including a 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. It was the second loss to the Lightning in eight days, as they had fallen in Tampa Bay on November 25, 5-2.

Egor Yakovlev had the only goal of the game for New Jersey, his first of the season. Yakovlev only has eight games of NHL experience under his belt but has points in three of his last five games.

Despite not recording a point in the game, Taylor Hall continues to lead the Devils in scoring. His pointless night snapped a three-game point streak and he had eight points in his previous seven games. He leads the team with 27 points this season and has been a big-time performer against the Kings, recording 15 points in 23 career games.

New Jersey is averaging 2.9 goals per game while allowing 3.5 per contest. They are connecting on 18.6% of their power-play chances and have killed off 82% of opponent chances.

Kings Offensive Woes Continue, Fall to Coyotes, 2-1

For the sixth time in their last seven games, the Los Angeles Kings were held to two goals or fewer, this time falling to the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday, 2-1. Special teams would be the doom of the Kings, as they allowed a short-handed goal in the first and a power-play goal in the second, falling behind 2-0. Alec Martinez added his third goal of the season with a little over five minutes left in the game, but the Kings could not battle back.

Anze Kopitar had an assist in the game. He has eight points in his last six games, giving him 18 points this season. In 17 career games against New Jersey, Kopitar has 11 points.

Los Angeles has been abysmal this season on offense, averaging 2.1 goals per game while they are allowing 3.0 per contest. They have been poor on the power-play, connecting on 14.1% of their chances while killing off 73.8% of penalty kills.

Despite taking the loss, Jonathan Quick has played well since coming off the disabled list. In three starts he has allowed five total goals on 88 shots. Sadly, because of the team’s inability to score, he is 1-2-0 in those three starts.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

With New Jersey struggling as they are, there is really no reason to turn against Los Angeles in this contest. The Devils are terrible on the defense of late, giving up at least four goals in each of those six losses that they have faced during the streak. Meanwhile, Los Angeles is playing exceptionally well in their own defensive end. It is really just been a matter of them being unable to score so take the Kings in a low-scoring affair.

Prediction: Los Angeles Kings

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

The total is set at 5.5 for this game and that may be a stretch. Combined, these two teams are averaging 5.0 goals per game. It is true that combined they are allowing 6.5 per contest, but this is going to be a contest of who actually is able to score. With Los Angeles scoring two goals or less in each of their last five games and New Jersey scoring three goals or less in each of their last six, the total will likely be going under in this contest.

Prediction: Go under 5.5.

Full-Game Prop Bet
Rating:

The Kings were held scoreless in the first period of their last two games. That is not surprising considering that they have two first-period goals in their last five games and both of those came in one contest. The Kings are the lowest scoring team in the first period this season, and no one should expect that to change in this game.

Prediction: Los Angeles does not score in the first.

Half-Time Side Pick
Rating:

Both of these teams are having difficulty scoring, and this is likely to be a game that ends 2-1. While the Devils may likely get a goal in the first, that will be the only goal scored in the first frame of this contest. This is going to be a low-scoring affair so take the under.

Prediction: Go with under in the first period

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