Inconsistency Plaguing Both Teams
The New York Rangers have been alternating wins and losses over their last five contests. They’re coming off a win on Saturday against the San Jose Sharks, so does that mean those who bet online should expect a loss on Tuesday?
The Los Angeles Kings will try to keep that trend going. The Los Angeles Kings have lost three out of their last four games, falling to the Seattle Kraken in overtime on Saturday.
Which of these two teams is the best option versus the NHL betting odds?
Rangers: Strong Goaltending
New York is led by its superstar goalie in the net, Igor Shesterkin, and he’s doing his part of late. Even as the team flip-flops wins and losses, Shesterkin continues to be steady. The team has won three of the last four games he’s started.
Shesterkin is 9-2-3 with a stellar 2.34 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. It’s been clear that he consistently gives them the greatest chance to win games.
When he hits the bench, the team falls apart. Jaroslav Halak is 0-4-1 with a 3.22 GAA and a .883 save percentage. That’s why you have to check the starter before making your NHL picks.
Regardless of who is in the net, though, they will continue to need production out of their three best players. Artemi Panarin, Adam Fox and Mika Zibanejad all have over 20 points.
The Rangers team has just nine goals in their last four games, though, so they need to pick it up.
Kings a Mixed Bag
The Los Angeles Kings have been pretty streaky as they started on a two-game losing streak, won three in a row, lost two in a row, won three of four, lost two in a row and then won four in a row. The current streak is they’ve dropped three of four.
The main issue is goaltending. The Kings have seen Jonathan Quick get the majority of time in the crease, compiling a 6-6-1 record with a 3.15 GAA and a .892 save percentage. Backup Cal Petersen is 5-2-1 with a 3.49 GAA and a .880 save percentage.
The Kings just seem to score more when Peterson is in net, for whatever reason.
On the other end, they don’t have a single player above the 20-point mark. However, nine players have surpassed the double-digit points mark, so they get the job done as a community when it comes to scoring goals.
Rangers vs Kings Injuries
Rangers vs Kings Head-to-Head
These two teams split their two games against one another last season.
Rangers vs Kings Game Information
- Game: Rangers (9-6-4) vs Kings (11-8-2)
- Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 10:30 p.m. ET
- Rangers vs Kings Live stream: NHL.TV
Rangers vs Kings Betting Lines
Rangers vs Kings Picks & Prediction
These two teams might stack up evenly against one another. However, the Rangers might offer just a little more confidence if Shesterkin is getting the nod in the net.
If he is, consider the under as his games tend to lean that way when he’s in net. If it’s Halak, over is an easy choice in the sportsbook.
The Los Angeles Kings are listed at -105 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Los Angeles Kings, you have a chance to win $95. The New York Rangers are -115, offering a chance to win $87 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Los Angeles Kings a 51.22% chance to win, with the New York Rangers at 53.49%.