Kings visit St. Louis Blues in NHL clash
Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues Odds
The Blues get a visit from the Los Angeles Kings in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 18-12-2 this season, while the Blues are 17-13-2. Los Angeles is 14-12-6 on the totals; St. Louis is 17-12-3.
This game puts the Blues, most recently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Kings, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 22.1% rate while the Kings have a 82.4% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Blackhawks 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, St. Louis was a 3-0 loser at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Edmonton at +202 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Kings at Blues trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games on the road
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Los Angeles is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 12 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
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St. Louis at Minnesota, Monday, April 1