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Goals Galore When ‘Hawks, Kings Play

LA Kings Jeff Carter

The Chicago Blackhawks vs the Los Angeles Kings is one of the premier hockey rivalries in the past several seasons, but neither team has brought defense when they face off against one another. The OVER is 8-0-2 in the past 10 games between the Kings and Blackhawks with the teams averaging seven combined goals in those contests.

Shark Bites
  • Blackhawks backup Scott Darling (2.51 GAA) is expected to start.
  • Kings goalie Jonathan Quick’s numbers actually drop slightly when playing at the Staples Center.
  • The OVER is 6-2 in the Blackhawks last eight road games.

In case you somehow did not hear, Patrick Kane tied the record for longest point streak by an American-born player on Saturday. Kane has now put up at least one point in 18 consecutive games, a span that has seen him tally 10 goals and 19 assists.

The Kings have been a defensive juggernaut this season, with the team allowing the second-fewest goals and the ninth-fewest shots in the NHL. After a few down seasons, Jeff Carter has found his touch again as he leads the Kings in points and plus/minus.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Los Angeles Kings are 13-8-1 overall while the Chicago Blackhawks are 13-8-2. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 5-8-9 on the OU, and Chicago is 9-10-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Chicago injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Kings rated this week at No. 3 and the Chicago Blackhawks sitting at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.57 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 20.31% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -112 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Lightning. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chicago's last 13 games
  • Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • Los Angeles is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Los Angeles is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Los Angeles's last 10 games when playing Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Minnesota, Tuesday, December 1st
Los Angeles home to Vancouver, Tuesday, December 1st