The Los Angeles Kings will travel to face New Jersey Devils in the NHL this Thursday. The Kings have had a great season and are placed second in the Eastern Conference Pacific Division with 71 points. Having lost their last game, they will look for a win to keep the pressure on the top-placed Golden Knights.
On the other hand, the New Jersey Devils have played well this season to take the second spot in the Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division with 79 points. The Devils will look to get back to the winning ways with a better display in this one.
Kings vs. Devils Odds
Los Angeles vs. New Jersey Match Details
Fixture: Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils
Date & Time: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 7 p.m. EDT
Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Los Angeles vs. New Jersey Match
The Kings have had a decent season, scoring over 190 goals through contributions from Adrian Kempe, Kevin Fiala, and Anze Kopitar. These three have scored 68 goals and have close to 90 assists between them. Kempe has 9 goal contributions in the ongoing month in just five starts and can play a crucial role in the upcoming game.
While defending, the team has conceded over 3.3 goals conceded per game this season. In contrast, the goaltender Pheonix Copley has done pretty well in the last few games. With just 1.4 goals conceded per game in the two starts this month, he is likely to have a big impact on the result of this game.
In comparison, the Devils have done equally well on offense to score 200 goals so far. The duo of Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier have contributed 58 goals and also have 68 assists between the two. Hughes is going through a purple patch with seven goals this month, likely to play an impactful role in the upcoming game too.
Their defense has conceded around 2.7 goals per game this season. Goaltenders have done a great job so far with a save percentage of over 0.911 and look in great shape to face the challenges in the future.
Kings vs. Devils Betting Prediction
The game is well-matched as both teams are equally potent to get the result in their favor. Though the Kings have done well overall in their last few games, they still lack a solid defensive organization and are vulnerable in this game. They have also struggled against teams with a winning record, losing five of seven such games.
On the other hand, the Devils are 6-1 in their last seven home games and will have an additional advantage in this game. The Devils also have a better offensive setup, which is likely to help them scoring goals at will. With a better defensive setup, we can expect the Devils to control the game to get the win.