Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blackhawks vs Kings NHL Odds
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(50-23-8) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings (38-35-7)
Date: Saturday April 8th
Time: 6:00PM EST
Venue: Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Kings -117
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
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Chicago, coming off its third straight loss, has put things in cruise control as the playoff near and the team finishes the season in Los Angeles against the Kings.
The Kings, coming off a 4-1 loss to Calgary, finish the disappointing season at home against the Blackhawks.
Since clinching the top seed in the Western Conference, Chicago has been resting its major guys off and on. Who knows if Kane, Toews, or Hossa will play in this final game. My guess is no.
The Blackhawks will look to keep everyone healthy, which will be key to a deep playoff run. Because of that, wins aren’t important right now, which is why Chicago has lost three straight games.
On the injury front, Artem Anisimov is still sidelined with a leg injury and Niklas Hjalmarsson is away from the team for the birth of his child and his status for Saturday’s game is unknown.
Los Angeles Kings
A very disappointing season comes to a close on Saturday night and the Kings will hope to finish on a high note. LA will need the offense to show up in this one, something that hasn’t happened a lot this season.
The Kings rank 27th in goals scored and it’s been the team’s downfall, despite having a pretty decent defense, one that ranks 5th in goals against in the NHL.
Jeff Carter will look to add a point or two to his impressive tally this season. He has 32 goals and 31 assists on the year, including a goal and an assist over his last five games.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Chicago is 3-6 ATS in the last nine games
- Los Angeles is 5-2 SU in the last seven games at home against Chicago
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Blackhawks have been resting guys, prepping for the playoffs, so don’t expect a typical stellar performance from Chicago. I’ve got the Blackhawks winning a close, ugly game.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Kings -117.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 3 – Los Angeles 2
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