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Los Angeles KingsChicago Blackhawks
Dec 28, 8:30 PM | United Center

Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

17-14-5TEAM RECORD23-9-4

NHL wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Los Angeles battle on Wednesday at United Center as the Blackhawks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Chicago battles the Kings, currently with a 17-14-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-16 for the Blackhawks and 9-20-7 for the Kings.

View Los Angeles vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-185 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Blackhawks - Kings odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 13.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 3-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 19.8% rate while the Kings have a 87.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -150 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -260 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Columbus are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Kings at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Los Angeles' last 10 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Los Angeles' last 14 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at Winnipeg, Thursday, December 29
Chicago home to Detroit, Friday, December 30

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