The Los Angeles Kings (33-20-8) wrap up a 5-game road trip against the Winnipeg Jets (35-24-1) Tuesday at Canada Life Centre. Puck drop is scheduled for 8 p.m. (ESPN+). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Kings vs. Jets odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.
The Kings were spanked on the road against the New York Rangers Sunday, falling 5-2. Los Angeles is just 1-2-1 in the first 4 games of the road trip. The Kings lost the first meeting in L.A. by a 6-4 score back on Oct. 27 as the Over connected.
The Jets have had a power outage lately, dropping 3 in a row, and 5 of the past 6 games overall. Winnipeg has managed just 2 total goals in the past 3 outings, and it has 2 or fewer goals in 5 of the past 6 outings. The Under is 10-0-2 in the past 12 games overall, while going 16-1-2 in the past 19.
Kings at Jets odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Kings +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Jets -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
- Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Kings +1.5 (-210) | Jets -1.5 (+170)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -135 | U: +115)
Kings at Jets projected goalies
Pheonix Copley (17-4-2, 2.74 GAA, .901 SV%, 1 SO) vs. Connor Hellebuyck (26-18-1, 2.46 GAA, .923 SV%, 3 SO)
Copley was summoned off the bench Sunday against the Rangers, and he allowed 2 goals on 14 shots. He has been sharp in the month of February, going 2-1-1 with a 2.09 GAA and .920 SV% with a shutout in 5 starts and that lone relief appearance.
Hellebuyck coughed up 5 goals on just 26 shots in a loss against the Colorado Avalanche last time out Friday. The goal total was the highest since he allowed 6 goals Jan. 10. He has a poor 2-3-0 record in 5 starts in February, but he still has a solid 2.60 GAA and .925 SV%. He has received just 2.4 goals per game (GPG) of offensive support this month.
Kings at Jets picks and predictions
Jets 3, Kings 2
The JETS (-145) are moderate favorites, but playing Winnipeg comes with plenty of risk. It has had a lot of trouble lighting the lamp lately, and Copley will certainly make it difficult for the Jets offense to snap out of its funk.
Still, the Kings (+125) have managed just 1 win in the past 5 meetings, while going 5-12 in the past 17 trips to Winnipeg.
Puck line/Against the spread
The Kings +1.5 (-210) have been steamed up out of range. And the Jets -1.5 (+170) are anything but a slam-dunk to win, as Winnipeg has dropped 5 of the past 6 games overall, while total just 9 goals during the span.
The UNDER 5.5 (+115) is worth a play at plus-money, especially since Copley has been playing so well, and the Jets offense has been struggling to score.
The Under is 9-2 in the past 11 meetings in this series, with the Under going 5-1 in the past 6 meetings at Canada Life Centre.
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