The Los Angeles Kings are favored on the NHL lines to close out the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday night as they play host to the New Jersey Devils in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series.
The Kings blanked the Devils 4-0 in Game 3 of the set on Monday night to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup final. Jonathan Quick made 22 saves for the shutout in the contest.
The Kings currently sports a record of 40-27-15. The Devils are 48-28-6. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 23-43-16 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Devils have gone 37-34-11 against the number.
The Devils were listed as +175 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks including . The total was set at 4.5 at 5Dimes.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 10-ranked Kings and the No. 8-rated Devils in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 29-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Devils have a 89.6% rate on the penalty kill.
New Jersey lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Kings on June 4. Bettors who backed the Kings at -148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
A few Devils at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games on the road
New Jersey is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Los Angeles is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games at home
New Jersey home to Los Angeles, Saturday, June 9