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Kings on road to face the Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have already beaten the Los Angeles Kings once this season as those Western Conference teams do battle in NHL betting action at the books on Monday.

The Blackhawks topped the Kings 3-1 as a -132 home favorite on the NHL odds when they met for the first time this season back on December 15.

That dropped Los Angeles to 3-7 in its past 10 games against Chicago, with the OVER/UNDER sitting at 5-3-2.

The Kings will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 25-10-4 this season, while the Blackhawks are 27-7-7. Los Angeles is 12-18-9 against the total, while Chicago is 24-17 versus the number.

View Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Los Angeles before puck drop in this match found them as 123-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Blackhawks) and the No. 10 (Kings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Predators. Bettors on Nashville at +150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Chicago was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Blues. They lost as +116 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense (3.83 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.03 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 24.82% rate while the Kings have a 84.97% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Dallas, Tuesday, December 31st
Chicago at New York, Thursday, January 2nd