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Kings face Winnipeg Jets: NHL odds preview and stats

Los Angeles KingsWinnipeg Jets
Dec 29, 8:30 PM | MTS Centre

Los Angeles Kings vs Winnipeg Jets Odds

18-14-5TEAM RECORD17-14-5

NHL wagering interest swings to the Winnipeg vs Los Angeles battle on Thursday at MTS Centre as the Jets try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Jets currently sports a record of 17-14-5. The Kings are 18-14-5. Betting totals have seen the Jets post a 17-18-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Kings have gone 9-21-7 against the number.

View Los Angeles vs Winnipeg Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Jets as -130 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Jets) and the No. 13 (Kings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Winnipeg's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Jets power play is averaging 17.8% while the Kings defense kills off 87.8% of their penalties.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at +155 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Winnipeg was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Avalanche. Bettors on Winnipeg at +110 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 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Winnipeg Jets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Kings at Jets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing Winnipeg
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Winnipeg's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Vancouver, Saturday, December 31
Winnipeg home to Toronto, Saturday, December 31

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