Hawks vs. Kings at the Staples Center
The Chicago Blackhawks have picked up the win in eight of their past 10 games against the Los Angeles Kings as those Western Conference teams meet in NHL odds action on Monday.
And the Blackhawks are 2-0 against the Kings so far this season, beating them 3-1 at home on December 15 and 1-0 at home on December 30. Both of those games turned out to be UNDER results for totals bettors at the online sportsbooks.
The Blackhawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 33-10-14 this season, while the Kings are 30-21-6. Chicago is 30-27 against the total, while Los Angeles is 14-28-15 versus the number.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kings rated this week at No. 23 and the Blackhawks sitting at No. 7.
The Blackhawks 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 -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Los Angeles was a 2-0 loser in its last match at home against the Flyers. They lost as -165 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.35 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.77 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 13.86% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 79.64% of their penalties.
Chicago at Anaheim, Wednesday, February 5th
Los Angeles home to Columbus, Thursday, February 6th