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NHL Odds: Blackhawks vs Kings Preview

Los Angeles Kings Tyler Toffoli

The Los Angeles Kings, AKA the hottest team in the NHL, have won seven consecutive games and will be seeking to make it eight in a row Monday against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. L.A. stated the season on an ugly three game losing streak but have seemingly recaptured the magic of seasons past ahead of tonight's Western Conference tilt.

Shark Bites
  • Kings C Tyler Toffoli has nine goals in 10 games so far this season.
  • Blackhawks RW Marian Hossa is questionable for the game with a lower-body injury.
  • The OVER is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings between the clubs.

The Blackhawks are in the middle of the pack standings-wise (6-5-0), but have been a much different team at home compared to on the road. The reigning champs are 5-1-0 in the Windy City - a trend that will surely appeal to Hawks backers. UNDER bettors have loved Chicago this season due to their penchant for participating in low-scoring affairs. The OVER/UNDER has gone 1-8-2 in the Blackhawks' opening 11 contests.

Jonathan Quick and Corey Crawford are the probable starting goaltenders for the Kings and Blackhawks, respectively. Quick owns a 6-3-0 record to go along with a 2.09 goals against average and .925 save percentage, while Crawford is 5-3-0 with a 1.76 GAA and .938 save percentage.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Kings were listed as 109 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.8-2.7 victory for the Blackhawks. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

6-5-0 Chicago battles the Kings, currently with a 7-3-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 1-8-2 for the Blackhawks and 2-4-4 for the Kings. 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. 12-ranked Chicago Blackhawks and the No. 7-rated Los Angeles Kings in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 25-ranked offense (2.18 goals per game) against a Los Angeles Kings defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 23.53% rate while the Kings have a 82.93% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-3 winner at home against the Predators. Bettors on Los Angeles at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -151 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Los Angeles's last 9 games when playing Chicago
  • Los Angeles is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Chicago
  • Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 10 games
  • Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at St. Louis, Tuesday, November 3rd
Chicago home to St. Louis, Wednesday, November 4th

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