Rangers vs Kings Matchup Analysis: Cross-Conference Clash on Tuesday Night

Rangers Taking Act to Hollywood, Hope to Beat Kings

Tuesday Night’s Action in the National Hockey League

Winds down with a contest out west between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings. Let’s analyze this Interconference showdown with a betting preview on this Rangers vs Kings Matchup for Tuesday night.

Game Information

Game: New York Rangers (9-6-4, 22 points) at Los Angeles Kings (11-8-2, 24 points)
Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
Streaming: Live Stream Sports

Back and Forth for the Blueshirts?

The New York Rangers look to finally pick up back to back victories for the first time since the end of October on Tuesday night as they prepare to face off with the Los Angeles Kings.

On Saturday night, this NHL matchup will take place. The Blueshirts picked up a 2-1 victory over the struggling San Jose Sharks. A late third period goal from forth-line forward Julien Gauthier, along with an empty net tally from defenseman Adam Fox was all the Rangers needed offensively as goaltender Igor Shesterkin made 22 saves on 23 shots faced to pick up his ninth victory of the season.

Despite having five hockey players with double-digits in points thus far, the Rangers have to keep searching for consistent secondary scoring options on a nightly basis. Right Winger Jimmy Vesey has just two goals and four assists while skating top-line minutes, while the aforementioned Gauthier is saddled at the bottom of the lineup and scored his third goal of the season on Saturday.

The current standings in the NHL have the New York Rangers listed third in the Metropolitan Division with nine wins, six losses in regulation and another three defeats in overtime or a shootout.

Kings Crowned Atop the Pacific’s Best?

Continuing Our Rangers vs Kings Matchup Preview: The Los Angeles Kings have been playing solid hockey as of late, with wins in five of their last eight contests. The Kings did drop a 3-2 overtime decision to the Seattle Kraken on Saturday night, but credit must be given to the Kraken’s defensive units for keeping Los Angeles outside of the danger zone chances and goaltender Martin Jones, who was sensational, making 27 saves over 29 shots faced, beating his former club for the 21st time in his career.

Now the Kings look to rebound against one of the tougher clubs in the Eastern Conference, and despite their slow start to the season, the New York Rangers still boast a strong depth of offense and one of the best goaltenders in the game in Igor Shesterkin.

This is the first home game for the Kings since November 12th, when they beat the Detroit Red Wings by a final of 4-3. Los Angeles has won six of their first nine games at Crypto.com Arena this season.

Rangers vs Kings Betting Odds

Sportsbooks have the New York Rangers NHL odds to win as short favorites against the hosting Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night priced in the pick’em range around -105 to -115.

The total for this contest is set at 6 goals shaded slightly to the Under around the pick’em range between -115 to -120.

This is the 18th game this NHL season where New York has been favored, with the Rangers posting a record of eight wins and nine losses in that role. For Los Angeles, it’s their 15th game of the season as an underdog, with the Kings splitting their first 14 games when lined at plus money.

Los Angeles has won five of their last seven meetings with the Rangers, including four straight at home. The home team has also won the last four meetings in this series.

Concluding Our Rangers vs Kings Matchup: The total for this contest is set at 6 goals shaded slightly to the Under around the pick’em range between -115 to -120. The New York Rangers are an Under machine right now, currently on a 13-6 overall run with six of their last nine road games going Under the total this season, and 12 of their last 16 contests away from Broadway going Under dating back to last postseason. For Los Angeles, they have gone Under the total in five of their last seven contests.

Check out all the updated New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings lineups, future odds, stats, recent hockey news and NHL betting tips, right here at Point Spreads.

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