Kings vs. Rangers Prediction and Odds (Continue to Back Underrated Kings)

The Los Angeles Kings continue their East Coast road trip against the New York Rangers on Monday night.
The Los Angeles Kings continue their East Coast road trip against the New York Rangers on Monday night. / Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Kings took down the New Jersey Devils last night, and now continue their East Coast trip when they take on the New York Rangers on Monday night.

New York has gone 7-3 in its last 10 games, and sit in first place in the Metropolitan Division. Meanwhile, the Kings are sitting in second place in the Pacific Division, three points behind the Golden Knights in first place.

Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET for tonight's interconference matchup.

Kings vs. Rangers Odds and Total


  • Kings +140
  • Rangers -160

Puck line:

  • Kings +1.5 (-220)
  • Rangers -1.5 (+165)


  • 5.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Kings vs. Rangers Betting Trends

  • Kings are 5-1 in their last six games against the Rangers.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the Kings' last eight road games.
  • Kings are 6-1 in their last seven games vs. Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Rangers are 4-1 in their last five games.
  • Rangers are 12-3 in their last 15 home games.

Kings vs. Rangers Prediction and Pick

This is a game between the team that I think is being undervalued the most in the NHL in the Kings, and the team that I feel is being overvalued the most in the Rangers. The perfect analytic to display this is CORSI%, where Los Angeles ranks third in the NHL and New York ranks 31st.

The Rangers are both scoring at a higher rate than they should, and allowing fewer goals than they should. There's a 0.25 difference between their goals per 60 minutes and their expected goals per 60 minutes, and a 0.42 difference between goals against per 60 minutes and expected goals against per 60 minutes, both in their favor. Those numbers will likely even out as the season progresses.

The opposite is true for the Kings, whose actual goals for and goals against are significantly different than their expected goals for and goals against, but in the opposite direction as the Rangers.

I'm sticking to my guns here and backing the Kings as road underdogs at Madison Square Garden.

Pick: Kings +140

Iain is 15-11-1 (+3.84 units) with his NHL picks in 2022. You can see his detailed record here.