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St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings Odds
The Los Angeles Kings look to even their series with the visiting St. Louis Blues on Monday in NHL betting action at STAPLES Center.
After dropping two in St. Louis, Jonathan Quick shut out the Blues in Game 3 and many bettors believe they can win Game 4 as well. The Kings were -145 moneyline favorites in early betting Monday.
This season the Kings are 27-16-5 overall while the Blues are 29-17-2. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 19-18-11 on the OU, and St. Louis is 20-22-6.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Kings and the No. 7-rated Blues in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 9-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 19.9% rate while the Blues have a 84.7% rate on the penalty kill.
The Blues were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Blues at Kings trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games
Los Angeles is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 8