Blues skate west to face the Kings
The St. Louis Blues will be looking to put an end to a four-game losing streak against the Los Angeles Kings as those teams do battle in NHL betting action on Monday night.
Overall the Blues are just 2-8 in their past 10 games against the Kings, with the UNDER paying out for totals bettors on the NHL odds in four of their last six matchups.
The two West teams will be meeting for the first time this season.
The Blues will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 18-4-3 this season, while the Kings are 16-7-4. St. Louis is 11-11-3 against the total, while Los Angeles is 9-14-4 versus the number.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 5 and the Blues at No. 1 heading into this contest.
The Blues were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Flames on November 30. Bettors who backed the Flames at +260 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 21-ranked offense (2.59 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.28 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Blues have a 84.27% rate on the penalty kill.
St. Louis home to New York, Thursday, December 5th
Los Angeles at Anaheim, Tuesday, December 3rd