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Detroit Red Wings vs Los Angeles Kings Preview

Los Angeles KingsDetroit Red Wings
Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Los Angeles Kings vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

14-13-4TEAM RECORD19-10-1

The Detroit Red Wings look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Kings arrive at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday.

Detroit battles the Kings, currently with a 14-13-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-16 for the Red Wings and 7-17-7 for the Kings.

View Los Angeles vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Red Wings in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -170 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Red Wings sit at No. 4 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kings sit at a No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.3 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 21.3% while the Kings defense kills off 86.5% of their penalties.

The Kings were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Detroit was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Predators. Bettors on Nashville at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Columbus are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Nashville are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Kings at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Los Angeles' last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Los Angeles is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at Toronto, Monday, December 19
Detroit at Edmonton, Monday, December 19

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