*10* SUPER POWER ~ 7-1 ALL SPORTS RUN w/ These Selections!
Los Angeles vs. New Jersey,
02/08/2020 19:00 EDT,
Score: 0 - 3
Money Line: -117 New Jersey
10* New Jersey (7:05 ET): Two struggling teams facing off in East Rutherford, so why the strong opinion? Well, for starters, the Kings are just in a terrible way right now as they’ve dropped 11 of 13 w/ all but one of those losses coming in regulation. Here they find themselves in the midst of a four-game road trip out East and the first two games (against Washington and the Islanders) did not go well. New Jersey hasn’t been much better since the All-Star Break, but is coming off a shutout win at Philadelphia (5-0!) on Thursday.
Poor play in the third period has plagued both clubs. The Kings were bit by that more recently, blowing leads of 2-0 and 3-1 to the Islanders Thursday. They gave up three goals in the third to fall to 8-19-4 SU on the road this season. There are only two teams in the league (Ottawa and Detroit) who have fewer road wins this season. Los Angeles really struggles at both ends of the ice (-1.1 gpg on the road), but giving up 4+ goals EIGHT times in the 2-10-1 stretch has really hurt. There’s nothing here to indicate a turnaround. The Kings are even 7-13 SU when facing fellow teams w/ losing records.
The Devils were outshot severely in that 5-0 win at Philadelphia two nights ago. But they’ll take the two points after losing three straight here at home - all by one goal. The last time New Jersey won a home game was January 12th against a Tampa Bay team that came in red hot. If they can beat the Lightning, they can certainly beat the Kings. Furthermore, the length of time that has elapsed between home victories should have them highly motivated tonight. 10* New Jersey