NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings Preview

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June 1, 5:00 PM | United Center

Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

27-16-5TEAM RECORD36-7-5

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Los Angeles Kings invade United Center on Saturday.

The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 27-16-5 this season, while the Blackhawks are 36-7-5. Los Angeles is 19-18-11 on the totals; Chicago is 18-26-4.

View Los Angeles vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Kings were listed as +-150 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blackhawks, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Kings, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 2-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Kings have a 83.2% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-1 winner at home against the Sharks. Bettors on Los Angeles at -147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Chicago won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Red Wings on May 29. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -200 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Kings at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles' last 8 games on the road
Los Angeles is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Los Angeles' last 17 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Chicago is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Chicago is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chicago's last 17 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at Chicago, Sunday, June 2

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