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Nashville Predators vs Los Angeles Kings Preview

Los Angeles KingsNashville Predators
Feb 7, 8:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators Odds

3-3-2TEAM RECORD4-2-3

The Predators get a visit from the Los Angeles Kings in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Predators are 4-2-3 so far on the season. The Kings, meanwhile, are 3-3-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Nashville go 2-7 and the Kings go 4-3-1 on the totals.

View Los Angeles vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Kings were listed as +-116 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Predators rated this week at No. 26 and the Kings sitting at No. 23.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 26-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 17.2% rate while the Kings have a 81.1% rate on the penalty kill.

The Kings were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -152 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Nashville, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Blues on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +180 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Kings at Predators trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Nashville
Los Angeles is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 8 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 8 games when playing on the road against Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Nashville's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nashville's last 8 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nashville's last 8 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at Detroit, Sunday, February 10
Nashville at Minnesota, Saturday, February 9