Game 5 Cup Final Preview

The New Jersey Devils are slight home favorites for Saturday night as they try to stave off elimination once again against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 of the NHL's Stanley Cup final.

The Devils won Game 4 of the series by a 3-1 score in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, cutting their series deficit against the Kings to 3-1. Adam Henrique scored the winner for New Jersey that day, cheesy mustache and all.

The Devils sit at 48-28-6 on the season; in comparison, the Kings are currently 40-27-15. Looking to wager on the totals? New Jersey is 37-34-11 OU, and Los Angeles is 23-43-16 OU.

View Los Angeles vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Devils in this one will find them as +100 underdogs on the NHL money line at Bovada. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 4.5 at its open earlier today, with the best prices at Ladbrokes and Will Hill.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Devils) and the No. 10 (Kings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 17.2% while the Kings defense kills off 87% of their penalties.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at +168 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

 

A few Kings at Devils trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles' last 8 games
Los Angeles is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
New Jersey is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles home to New Jersey, Monday, June 11