Stanley Cup Game 1: Kings set as chalk

The Los Angeles Kings are listed as the favorites on the Stanley Cup odds for Game 1 of the NHL's championship series on Wednesday night as they play host to the New York Rangers.

Los Angeles survived its seven-game series against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference final, while New York got past the Montreal Canadiens in six games in the Eastern Conference final in the last round of the playoffs.

Stanley Cup Final Props from Bovada:

Series Spread

New York Rangers -1½ (+250)
Los Angeles Kings +1½ (-325)

New York Rangers +1½ (-155)
Los Angeles Kings -1½ (+125)

New York Rangers -2½ (+600)
Los Angeles Kings +2½ (-1000)

New York Rangers +2½ (-325)
Los Angeles Kings -2½ (+250)

Exact Result

New York Rangers win 4-0 +1400
New York Rangers win 4-1 +800
New York Rangers win 4-2 +500
New York Rangers win 4-3 +550
Los Angeles Kings win 4-0 +800
Los Angeles Kings win 4-1 +400
Los Angeles Kings win 4-2 +400
Los Angeles Kings win 4-3 +400

Number of Games

Over 4.5 O 4½ (-900)
Under 4.5 U 4½ (+550)

Over 5.5 O 5½ (-180)
Under 5.5 U 5½ (+150)

Over 6.5 O 6½ (+195)
Under 6.5 U 6½ (-250)

4 +550
5 +220
6 +190
7 +195

Where will the Series be Decided?
In Los Angeles -145
In New York +115

How Many Games of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals will go to overtime?
Over 1.5+130
Under 1.5-160

Will any game in the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals go to double overtime?
Yes +250
No -325

Will Either Team Record a Shutout in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals?
Yes -300
No +240

Will there be a suspension in the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals
Yes +300
No -400

Will either the New York Post or New York Daily News use the following headline during the Stanley Cup Finals "The Kings of New York"
Yes 3/1
No 1/5

New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Los Angeles Kings in this one found them earlier as -160 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

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Computer Prediction: New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.9-2.8 result in favor of the Kings. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Rangers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 57-38-7 this season, while the Kings are 58-35-10. New York is 37-49-16 on the totals; Los Angeles is 35-46-22. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs New York injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-ranked Los Angeles Kings and the No. 10-rated New York Rangers in this matchup.

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How New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings Stats Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.33 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 17.09% while the Rangers defense kills off 85.47% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at +123 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Odds Trends

NY Rangers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Rangers

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Los Angeles, Saturday, June 7th