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Blues Avoid Sweep vs Kings?

The Los Angeles Kings are home favorites on the NHL lines for Sunday afternoon as they try to eliminate the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their second-round Western Conference series.

The underdog Kings have skated to a 3-0 series lead and they are favored here in Game 4 to complete the sweep.

The Blues will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 49-22-11 this season, while the Kings are 40-27-15. St. Louis is 21-43-18 on the totals; Los Angeles is 23-43-16.

View St Louis vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -135 favorites at TopBet. The total was set at 4.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 10 and the Blues at No. 6 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 29-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 1 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Blues have a 85.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Blues were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -108 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

 

A few Blues at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis' last 10 games when playing Los Angeles
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Los Angeles is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Los Angeles is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 8

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