St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings Odds
The Blues will be in tough as underdogs on the NHL betting lines on Thursday night as they try to finally pick up a win in their second-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings won both Game 1 and Game 2 of the best-of-seven set in St. Louis, taking a comfortable series lead with a 5-2 road win last time out on Monday. Anze Kopitar scored twice for Los Angeles.
The Kings currently sports a record of 40-27-15. The Blues are 49-22-11. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 23-43-16 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blues have gone 21-43-18 against the number.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Blues listed as underdogs of +120 at most sportsbooks such as SBG Global. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 4.5, depending on the book.
The Kings - Blues odds would favor the Blues if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 6.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 29-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 1 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Blues have a 85.8% rate on the penalty kill.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Blues on April 30. Bettors who backed the Kings at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Blues at Kings trends to consider:
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing Los Angeles
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Los Angeles is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
St. Louis at Los Angeles, Sunday, May 6