SUNDAY POWER-SMASH ~ 13-5 L18 NHL! SWEPT SATURDAY!
Los Angeles vs. NY Rangers,
02/09/2020 18:00 EDT,
Score: 1 - 4
Money Line: -183 NY Rangers
7* NY Rangers (6:05 ET): The Rangers took a tough loss Friday, losing here at home to Buffalo by a score of 3-2. While 11 pts off the playoff pace in the Eastern Conference, it’s not like NY is a bad team. They’re in the black when it comes to goal differential. This will be their 4th straight game where I’m playing on or against. Sadly, I’ve been on the wrong end of the last two. I took them against Buffalo and faded when they beat Toronto. Ironically, the one time I was right, they lost here at MSG to Dallas.
However, I was “spot on” playing against the Kings last night as they were blanked 3-0 in New Jersey. That shutout loss kept LA firmly in the basement of the Pacific Division as their 43 points are second fewest in the sport. They also have a -43 goal differential, which is second worst in the sport. This is clearly a very bad team and it only makes sense to fade them in this second night of a back to back. They are 7-15 SU off a loss by 2+ goals.
As mentioned in yday’s analysis, the Kings have been a dreadful road team this season. They’ve lost 24 of their 32 road games and been outscored by 1.2 goals per game. The Rangers can put goals on the board as they average 3.5 here at home. The Kings simply won’t be able to “keep up” considering they haven’t scored more than three times in any of their last 10 games (1-8-1 SU) and will be facing rookie sensation Igor Shesterkin in goal. He has a .922 save percentage in five starts w/ the team going 4-1. I see this as a total mismatch. 7* NY Rangers