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Los Angeles Kings host Columbus Blue Jackets in hockey action

Columbus Blue JacketsLos Angeles Kings
Jan 7, 4:00 PM | STAPLES Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

10-24-5TEAM RECORD20-14-7

NHL wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs Columbus battle on Saturday at STAPLES Center as the Kings try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Kings are 20-14-7 so far on the season. The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, are 10-24-5. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 9-24-8 and the Blue Jackets go 18-20-1 on the totals.

View Columbus vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Kings in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -185 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Kings and the No. 28-ranked Blue Jackets, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 30-ranked offense (2.1 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 13.8% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 74.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -205 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Coyotes on January 5. Bettors who backed the Kings at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Anaheim are 4-6
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Blue Jackets at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games on the road
Los Angeles is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Columbus at Anaheim, Sunday, January 8
Los Angeles home to Washington, Monday, January 9

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