Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings Preview
Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds
Hockey bettors look for value at United Center on Sunday as host Chicago battles the Los Angeles Kings in hockey odds action.
The Blackhawks sit at 11-0-3 on the season; in comparison, the Kings are currently 5-5-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 4-10 OU, and Los Angeles is 4-5-3 OU.
If you're going with the Blackhawks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -147 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blackhawks at No. 4 and the Kings at No. 21 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 3-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 18.3% rate while the Kings have a 81.1% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -180 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Blackhawks were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Columbus are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Kings at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Los Angeles' last 14 games when playing Chicago
Los Angeles is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Los Angeles is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chicago's last 12 games
Los Angeles at Edmonton, Tuesday, February 19
Chicago home to Vancouver, Tuesday, February 19