Devils at Kings 12/6/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings
NHL: 10:30 PM EST
Dec. 06, 2018
Latest Odds : LA -110 Total 5.5
The Devils are probably wondering when they will be able to put together a winning streak again as the team has had some problems in winning. The last 10 games have seen the Devils only pick up 2 wins as they have dropped 8 games in the same 10 set. The major struggles for the Devils have come on the defense that has seen them getting doubled to almost tripled up in the score difference.
The Devils offense has been able to score at a clip of 2.88 goals a game, but the defense for the Devils has allowed 3.50 goals a game. The Devils have scored on the power play 18.6%, but have killed off 82%.
Now with Quick coming back the Kings may have a chance to pick up some wins. However, a problem for the Kings is they have Kovalchuk out with an injury and the Kings have Kempe who is listed as a day to day spot on the roster. No matter what the Kings are going to have some issues in getting the wins with these key players out, even as one comes back.
The Kings have been able to score at a clip of 2.07 goals a game, but the defense has allowed 3 goals a game. When it comes to the power play the Kings have converted on 14.1%, but have killed off 73.8%.
Recent Betting Trends:
Devils are 5-17 in their last 22 overall.
Kings are 0-5 in their last 5 Thursday games.
Over is 5-2 in Devils last 7 games playing on 2 days rest.
Under is 5-0 in Kings last 5 overall.
Free Betting Pick: New Jersey Devils +100
The Devils have had some problems in the past 10 games as the defense has really failed them. However, the offense for the Devils has been playing decent during the same stretch. Thankfully for the Devils the team is playing a very weak Kings offense and that allows the defense to bounce back. Final Score Prediction, New Jersey Devils win 3-2.