Kings try again to eliminate the Hawks
After picking up an overtime victory on Wednesday night the Chicago Blackhawks will try to stay alive in the playoffs once again on Friday when they face the Los Angeles Kings.
Chicago cut Los Angeles' lead in the NHL's Western Conference final to 3-2 on Wednesday night with a 5-4 victory in overtime on the betting lines.
The Kings had gone 3-0 in the previous three matchups against the Blackhawks.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings Opening Odds and Betting Line
The Los Angeles Kings were listed earlier today as -135 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.
Computer Prediction: Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings Pick
Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.4-3.2 result in favor of the Kings today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Los Angeles Kings are 57-34-10 overall while the Chicago Blackhawks are 56-26-17. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 33-46-22 on the OU, and Chicago is 49-47-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Chicago injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Kings rated this week at No. 2 and the Chicago Blackhawks sitting at No. 20.
How Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Kings No. 18-ranked offense (2.68 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Blackhawks have a 82.2% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Odds Trends
Chicago is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 9 games on the road
Los Angeles is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games
Los Angeles is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Los Angeles is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Chicago
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago home to Los Angeles, Sunday, June 1st