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New York Rangers vs. L. A. Kings Game 2 Puck Line Pick

The L.A. Kings host the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals.

The Kings lead this best of 7 series 1-0.

In Game 1 the Kings beat the Rangers 3-2 on Justin Williams goal at 4:36 of the first overtime period.

In the last 7 games between these 2 teams in L.A. the Under record is 4-0-3.

The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 games between these 2 teams.

In Game 1 the Kings came out flat in the first period of this contest allowing the Rangers to jump out to a 2-0 lead. The Kings got 1 back late in the first when fourth-liner Kyle Clifford notched his goal in his last 67 games.

In the OT win in Game 1 the Kings outshot the Rangers 43-27.

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This season the Kings were 29-17-3-2 at home and the Rangers were 31-19-1-1 on the road.

Below are some key handicapping stats for this match-up with an against the spread pick from one of our professional sports handicappers.

Betting Odds
Moneyline: New York Rangers +135 / L.A. Kings -155
Over/Under Total Line: 5 Under -120
Puck line: Rangers +1.5 -230 / Kings -1.5 +190
1st 60 Minutes: Rangers +.5 (-129) / Kings -.5 (+109)
Series Price Best of 7: New York +235 / Los Angeles -275

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
New York Rangers: 57-38-5-3 SU / 54-49 ATS
L.A. Kings: 59-35-4-6 SU / 52-52 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• NY is 7-3 in their last 10 overall.
• NY is 8-3 in their last 11 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
• NY has an Under record of 3-0-2 in their last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
• LA is 5-2 in their last 7 games.
• LA is 15-7 in their last 22 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
• LA has an Over record of 6-0-1 in their last 7 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
New York Rangers: 4.52
L.A. Kings: 4.74

Key Player Injuries

Rangers
Cameron Talbot G Questionable Jun 7 undisclosed Day-to-day
John Moore D Suspended May 28 Eligible to return June 7
J.T. Miller W Out May 26 upper body Day-to-Day
Daniel Carcillo W Suspended Eligible to return June 11

Kings
Robyn Regehr D Questionable June 7 Knee Day-to-day

Puck Line Pick

In the first period of game 1 the LA Kings looked like they were suffering from the game 7 hangover OT win over the Blackhawks. The Kings had 8 offense zone turnovers in 1st period the same amount they had in the entire game 7 with the Hawks. Los Angeles settled down in 2nd and took control of the game after tying it up 2-2. The Kings totally dominated the Rangers in the third period, not allowing a shot on Quick until the 13 minute mark. Coach Sutter will have this team focused and ready to go from the drop of the puck and we except a solid 60 minute effort resulting in a easy Kings win.
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