Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blues vs Kings NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(14-9-5) St. Louis Blues vs. Los Angeles Kings (11-10-6)
Date: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: -145/+125
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The Kings though, are a much better team than their record would suggest with some of their veteran players stepping up in a big way and they may very well be primed to spring the upset here against the slumping Blues.
St. Louis Blues
Even though the Blues are on a losing streak they still deserve to be the favorites here on the road, as their last two losses came against the elite level Golden Knights and they should relish the opportunity to snap this losing streak against significantly easier competition.
David Perron is the guy to watch on the offensive side of things with 11 goals and 18 assists which is made even more impressive by the tough division he is playing in, as you wonder what he could have gotten done if he was playing in a division like the North.
Jaden Schwartz is listed as day to day here and it would be interesting to see if he plays here, as the Blues are a better team when he is in the lineup as opposed to being out. Also look out for goalie news as the current expected starter is Jordan Binnington, but that is unconfirmed as of yet.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings are another team who is slipping a bit in the West, dropping both of their last two games against the Colorado Avalanche and things do not really get easier for them here against the Blues.
The likes of Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, as well as the other veterans on this team, will need to rise to this occasion, as every game matters at this point with the Kings on the outside looking in with regards to playoff contention.
The goalie position has also not been all that secure for the Kings this year, but Cal Petersen is the projected starter at this point and he has found plenty of success this year and the Kings should feel good about him getting the start here.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blues are 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
- Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. West.
- Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games.
- Underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- Blues are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
- Under is 5-1 in Blues last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free St. Louis Blues vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Prediction:
Tensions should be pretty high between these two teams, as playoff spots are being fought for and this game essentially acts as a 4 point game if it is settled in regulation time. I think that will lead to a lower score line, so I do not mind the under, as both goalies I also have a decent amount of belief in and that tension should not lead to a wide-open type contest.
With that said, my favorite spot to go here is the Kings, as the Blues have not had much success against the Kings this year, the Kings get this one at home, and we are getting a nice plus money price on the home team in a game I expect to be very closely contested.
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