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Chicago vs. Los Angeles NHL Pick

Chicago pays a visit to Los Angeles on Saturday, trying to ruin the debut of Jeff Carter with the goal-starved Kings.

Carter was added via trade after he struggled in Columbus and he joins several former teammates in LA.

The Blackhawks are small +120 road underdogs but have dominated the Kings lately, going 7-1 in the past 8 meetings. Chicago is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road and the Kings have lost 6 of 7 overall.

The Kings sit at 27-22-12 on the season; in comparison, the Blackhawks are currently 33-22-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 13-35-13 OU, and Chicago is 32-30 OU.

View Chicago vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated Blackhawks taking on the No. 12-rated Kings in this contest. The best KIngs line in this game was -130 at Bovada earlier.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 30-ranked offense (2.1 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 15.3% rate while the Blackhawks have a 78.7% rate on the penalty kill.

The Blackhawks were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +168 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Avalanche on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

 

A few Blackhawks at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chicago's last 11 games when playing Los Angeles
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Los Angeles
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Los Angeles' last 11 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles' last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Los Angeles' last 22 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Anaheim, Sunday, February 26
Los Angeles at Nashville, Monday, February 27

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