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Los Angeles KingsColumbus Blue Jackets
March 8, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

Los Angeles Kings vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

31-23-12TEAM RECORD21-38-7

Hockey bettors look for value at Nationwide Arena on Thursday as host Columbus battles the Los Angeles Kings in hockey odds action.

The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 31-23-12 this season, while the Blue Jackets are 21-38-7. Los Angeles is 15-38-13 on the totals; Columbus is 31-33-2.

View Los Angeles vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Blue Jackets as +120 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked Blue Jackets and the No. 12-rated Kings in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 27-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 16.5% rate while the Kings have a 87.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at +120 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Columbus was a 3-2 winner at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Columbus at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Kings at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbus
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Los Angeles' last 11 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Columbus' last 11 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Columbus is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games at home
Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at Detroit, Friday, March 9
Columbus at St. Louis, Saturday, March 10

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