Los Angeles Kings host Detroit Red Wings in hockey action
Detroit Red Wings vs Los Angeles Kings Odds
The Kings get a visit from the Detroit Red Wings in hockey action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Los Angeles battles the Red Wings, currently with a 9-7-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 5-7-5 for the Kings and 10-7-2 for the Red Wings.
Bettors looking to side with the Kings in this one found them earlier as -147 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
This game puts the Kings, most recently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Red Wings, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 19-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 15.2% rate while the Red Wings have a 76.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 8-3 winner as they battled the Canucks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at +136 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Kings were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Vancouver are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Anaheim are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Red Wings at Kings trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Detroit is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Los Angeles is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Detroit
Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit at San Jose, Thursday, February 28
Los Angeles at Vancouver, Saturday, March 2