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Kings take ice against Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings will continue their quest for a Western Conference playoff berth on Wednesday night as they play host to the Los Angeles Kings in NHL betting action at the sportsbooks.

The Red Wings, who are trying to slip into the West's Top 8, have been tagged with a loss in two of their last three games against the Kings, including a 2-1 Los Angeles home win on February 27. The OVER/UNDER is 4-5-1 in their past 10 matchups.

The Red Wings bring a 21-16-8 record to the battle against the 26-15-5 Kings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 16-23-6 so far and the Kings go 19-17-10.

View Los Angeles vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Kings were listed as +-131 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Wings, most recently No. 16 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Kings, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 18.5% while the Kings defense kills off 83.4% of their penalties.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Wild. Bettors on Minnesota at -107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Detroit was a 4-0 winner at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Detroit at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Kings at Red Wings trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Los Angeles' last 12 games on the road
Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Los Angeles is 4-16-1 SU in its last 21 games ,when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games at home
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles home to San Jose, Saturday, April 27
Detroit home to Nashville, Thursday, April 25