Kings road underdogs in Game 5 vs Blues
Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues Odds
Hockey bettors look for value at Scottrade Center on Wednesday as host St. Louis battles the Los Angeles Kings in playoff hockey odds action.
The home team has won all four games so far and the Blues are favored slightly at most sportsbooks Wednesday. Los Angeles has the momentum, if that means anything in the playoffs, and know they have beaten the Blues in playoff series before (a sweep last season).
The Blues sit at 29-17-2 on the season; in comparison, the Kings are currently 27-16-5. Looking to wager on the totals? St. Louis is 20-22-6 OU, and Los Angeles is 19-18-11 OU.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Blues and the No. 5-ranked Kings, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 14-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 19.5% rate while the Kings have a 83.2% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -135 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Kings at Blues trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 7 games
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Los Angeles home to St. Louis, Friday, May 10