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NHL Game Preview - Penguins underdogs vs Kings at Los Angeles

Pittsburgh PenguinsLos Angeles Kings
Nov 5, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

8-3-3TEAM RECORD6-4-2

NHL wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs Pittsburgh battle on Saturday at STAPLES Center as the Kings try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Kings sport records of 6-4-2 heading into this matchup, while the Penguins sit at 8-3-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-7-3 for the Kings and 6-6-2 for the Penguins.

View Pittsburgh vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-130 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 2-rated Penguins taking on the No. 5-rated Kings in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 28-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 22% rate while the Penguins have a 92.5% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Oilers on November 3. Bettors who backed the Oilers at +165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 8-2
After playing San Jose are 3-3-1
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Edmonton are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Penguins at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles' last 10 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Dallas, Friday, November 11
Los Angeles at San Jose, Monday, November 7

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