Predators open as moneyline underdog vs Kings
Nashville Predators vs Los Angeles Kings Odds
Hockey bettors look for value at STAPLES Center on Thursday as host Los Angeles battles the Nashville Predators in hockey odds action.
Los Angeles will face the 1-2-3 Predators. In totals betting, the Kings are 2-2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Predators are 1-5 favoring the OVER.
The Predators were listed as +-152 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
The Kings sit at No. 28 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Predators sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 23-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 18 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 3.7% rate while the Predators have a 78.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Nashville lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Coyotes on January 28. Bettors who backed the Coyotes at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Canucks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Vancouver are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Predators at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Nashville's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nashville's last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
Nashville is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games when playing Nashville
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Nashville
Los Angeles is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Los Angeles is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
Nashville at San Jose, Saturday, February 2
Los Angeles at Anaheim, Saturday, February 2