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Bruins face Los Angeles Kings: NHL odds preview and stats

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March 24, 9:00 PM | STAPLES Center

Boston Bruins vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

42-28-3TEAM RECORD37-25-12

STAPLES Center hosts an NHL battle between the Los Angeles Kings and the visiting Boston Bruins on Saturday.

The Kings sit at 37-25-12 on the season; in comparison, the Bruins are currently 42-28-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 20-40-14 OU, and Boston is 41-30-2 OU.

View Boston vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -125 favorites. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kings rated this week at No. 11 and the Bruins sitting at No. 2.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 2.3 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 16% while the Bruins defense kills off 83.4% of their penalties.

The Bruins were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 1-0 winner at home against the Blues. Bettors on Los Angeles at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing San Jose are 4-4-1
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Bruins at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games

Next up:
Boston at Anaheim, Sunday, March 25
Los Angeles at Vancouver, Monday, March 26

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