Red Wings on the road in Los Angeles
The Detroit Red Wings have had the edge against the Los Angeles Kings in their most recent matchups as those two teams hit the ice together at Staples Center on Saturday.
Detroit is 5-2 in its past seven games against Los Angeles dating back to 2011, with the teams set to meet for the first time this season on Saturday night.
The OVER/UNDER has gone 0-2-1 in the last three games between the two teams.
The Red Wings will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 19-15-10 this season, while the Kings are 27-13-5. Detroit is 20-21-3 on the totals; Los Angeles is 13-21-11.
The Kings sit at No. 15 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Wings sit at a No. 17 on the same chart.
In their last action, Detroit was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-2 winner at home against the Bruins. Bettors on Los Angeles at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.62 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.84 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 15.03% while the Red Wings defense kills off 85.03% of their penalties.
Detroit at Anaheim, Sunday, January 12th
Los Angeles home to Vancouver, Monday, January 13th