Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Kings vs Blues NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(8-6-3) Los Angeles Kings vs. St. Louis Blues (10-7-2)
Date: Wednesday, February 24th
Time: 9:30 PM ET
Venue: Enterprise Center, St. Louis MO
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Kings +140| Blues -160
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Blues -1.5 (+155)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Don’t look now but the Kings are red hot. Los Angeles has rattled off five straight wins, including a dominating 3-0 victory over St. Louis on Monday as +158 underdogs. LA is a ‘dog again despite their recent success.
The Blues have now lost 3 of their last 4, and they’ve slipped out of the top spot in the West falling 1-point behind Vegas. St. Louis has now gone just 4-5-1 over their last 10 games and has a tough test again Wednesday.
Los Angeles Kings
Can the Kings really keep this up? LA has found their offensive stroke while netting at least 3 goals in every game during their current win streak. They also have a couple of 4 goal outings and a 6-spot as well.
The Kings managed just 2 scores against Jordan Binnington on Monday, adding a Dustin Brown empty netter to get to the 3-0 final tally. Brown now has six goals in the last six games while Anze Kopitar has a point in 6 of 7.
Jonathan Quick was in net for Monday’s win, stopping all 31 St. Louis shots. The win has helped the Kings climb all the way up to the 4th spot in the West, a mere 4 points back from Vegas.
After his strong outing on Monday, Quick likely gets the call again in the rematch. The veteran has actually commanded two SOs in his last three starts, allowing just 2 goals to Arizona in his other start over that span.
St. Louis Blues
The Blues offense has officially gone AWOL, being shut out twice in the last four games. It seems that St. Louis skaters are all-or-nothing, because they also have games with 4+ goals scored in 3 of their last 6.
St. Louis is still in 2nd place in the West, which is somewhat impressive with Vladimir Tarasenko having been sidelined for the whole season thus far thanks to a shoulder injury.
The Blues got more bad injury news on Monday when it was learned that defenseman Carl Gunnarsson will be lost for the season after knee surgery. St. Louis is just a middle of the pack defense, but the loss still makes them worse.
Jordan Binnington has even more pressure in net now. He’s just 2-3 over his last five starts despite allowing 2 goals or less in four of those games. Binnington has just a 2.50 GAA on the season.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Kings are 5-0 in their last 5 overall
- Kings are 18-40 in their last 58 road games
- Over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 road games
- Blues are 1-5 in their last 6 home games
- Over is 10-4 in Blues last 14 home games
- Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 head to head meetings
Free Los Angeles Kings vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Prediction:
The Kings are rolling, but everybody knows this streak can’t last forever. L.A’s win over St. Louis on Monday was their first in the last five meetings with the Blues, but does momentum conquer everything?
St. Louis is so hit or miss on offense lately, and Quick has been great over his last three. Despite the loss on Monday, Binnington only allowed 2 goals. This would lead one to think Monday’s game might be lower scoring.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under 5.5
As long as the Blues offense doesn’t have one of those ‘hit’ games.
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