Kings set to face the Blues in St. Louis
The Los Angeles Kings will be looking to make up for an early-January loss to the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night as the Western Conference teams hit the ice together in NHL odds action.
The Blues blanked the Kings 5-0 at -135 on the NHL betting lines at home in their most recent meeting on January 2. Los Angeles, though, is still 7-3 in its 10 most recent games against St. Louis, with the OVER/UNDER at 4-4-2 in that span.
The Blues bring a 32-8-5 record to the battle against the 28-14-5 Kings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Louis go 22-18-5 so far and the Kings go 13-23-11.
The Blues were listed earlier today as -163 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Blues and the No. 9-rated Kings in this matchup.
Los Angeles was a 1-0 winner in its last match at home against the Canucks. They won as -145 favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.
St. Louis won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Coyotes on January 14. Bettors who backed the Blues at -215 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.62 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.04 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 24.68% while the Kings defense kills off 84.7% of their penalties.
Los Angeles at Detroit, Saturday, January 18th
St. Louis home to Anaheim, Saturday, January 18th