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Rangers vs Kings Odds, Predictions and Best NHL Pick for Monday (Jan 10)

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Jan 9, 2022 · 6:00 PM PST

New York Rangers’ Artemi Panarin going after the puck against the Los Angeles Kings.
New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin, right, is defended by Los Angeles Kings' Trevor Lewis during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • The New York Rangers face the Los Angeles Kings in NHL action on Monday, January 10th
  • Rangers’ superstar Artemi Panarin is expected to make his return to the lineup
  • Read below for Rangers vs Kings odds, predictions and best pick

The New York Rangers (23-9-4) will likely have Artemi Panarin (COVID protocol) back in the lineup when they face the Los Angeles Kings (17-13-5) in Monday NHL action on January 10th. Puck drop is 10:30 PM EST at Crypto.com Arena.

New York is listed as slight road underdogs in the Monday NHL odds. The Rangers have won four of their past five games as they welcome back leading scorer Panarin.

Let’s take a look at the Rangers vs Kings odds and offer you our NHL best bet prediction.

Rangers vs Kings Odds

Game Time Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
10:30pm ET New York Rangers +1.5 (-275) O 5.5 (-112) -107
January 10th, 2022 Los Angeles Kings -1.5 (+210) U 5.5 (-109) -113

Odds as of January 9th at Barstool Sportsbook.

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Rangers Betting Value as Road Underdogs

The Rangers are listed as the road underdog in the NHL odds for the 12th time this season. New York is 5-7 in road games when the home team is favored. The Rangers have won four of their past five games, including a dominant 4-1 victory over Anaheim in California on Saturday.

NYR has been one of the most profitable teams in the NHL odds all season, posting an impressive 23-9-4 record. The Rangers get a big boost with news Artemi Panarin has cleared COVID protocol and practiced Sunday. Panarin is expected to return to the lineup vs LA on Monday.

Although Panarin is returning, the Rangers remain without some key pieces. Starting goalie Igor Shesterkin remains in COVID protocol along with forwards Ryan Reaves and Julien Gauthier. Head coach Gerard Gallant was also added to the COVID protocol list Sunday.

Goaltending has played a huge role in the Rangers’ success this season, as Shesterkin is among the league leaders with a .936 save percentage. Backup Alexandar Georgiev (.904 SV%) isn’t on Shesterkin’s level, but he’s shown he can get the job done if Shesty isn’t available.

Kings Favored in Monday NHL Odds

The Kings are favored in the Monday NHL odds despite owning an inferior record to New York. Los Angeles is playing impressive hockey, however, winning three of their past four games. The Kings shutout Detroit 4-0 on Saturday, outshooting them 27-1 in the first period.

The Kings are 7-2 when they are home favorites in the NHL odds. LA’s second line has played a big role in their recent success, as Phillip Danault and Trevor Moore have each scored twice over the past three games. Veteran center Anze Kopitar leads the team in scoring with 29 points.

Much like the Rangers, the Kings have been getting strong goaltending this season. Jonathan Quick owns a .921 save percentage and is Monday’s projected starting goalie vs the Rangers. The veteran netminder is 7-5 all-time vs New York with a .912 save percentage.

Rangers vs Kings Pick & Prediction

The Rangers vs Kings odds present a picture of two evenly matched teams clashing at Crypto.com Arena. This will be the first meeting since 2020 when the Rangers earned a 4-1 victory at MSG. The home team has taken five of the past six meetings in this series.

Rangers vs Kings Recent Results

Date Home-Away Money Line Puck Line Over/Under
02/09/2020 NYR 4 – LAK 1 NYR NYR Under
12/10/2019 LAK 3 – NYR 1 LAK LAK Under
02/04/2019 NYR 3 – LAK 4 OT LAK LAK Over
10/28/2018 LAK 4 – NYR 3 LAK NYR Over
01/21/2018 LAK 4 – NYR 2 LAK LAK Over

New York may be a tempting underdog bet with the return of Panarin, but the Kings are the smart play. Los Angeles has quietly become one of the top possession teams in the NHL and has won four of its past six home games.

New York is a wildcard due to their head coach joining Shesterkin in COVID procotcol. The Kings’ first-period vs Detroit was pure dominance and speaks to the confidence the team is playing with. Back Todd McLellan’s team to keep the momentum rolling in the Monday NHL odds.

Pick: Los Angeles Kings ML (-113)

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