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NHL West final gets started in Chicago

The Chicago Blackhawks have won five straight games against the Los Angeles Kings as those teams hit the ice together in Game 1 of the Western Conference final on Sunday afternoon.

Chicago paid off three times in three games against Los Angeles during the regular season on the NHL betting lines, with the OVER/UNDER going 1-2 in those contests. Overall Chicago sits at 8-2 in its past 10 games against Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Chicago sat as -140 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

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Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blackhawks to win this game 3.2-3.1. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Los Angeles Kings have seen them go 54-33-9 so far this season, while the Blackhawks are at 54-23-17. In totals betting, the Chicago Blackhawks are 45-46-3, while the Kings are 29-45-22. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 20-ranked Chicago Blackhawks and the No. 2-rated Los Angeles Kings in this matchup.

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How Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 1-ranked offense (3.21 goals per game) against a Los Angeles Kings defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 19.31% rate while the Kings have a 83.24% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 6-2 winner on the road against the Ducks. Bettors on Los Angeles at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Chicago won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Wild on May 13. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Odds Trends

Los Angeles is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Los Angeles is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
Los Angeles is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 8-2 SU in its last 10 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

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Chicago, Wednesday, May 21st