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Kings face road game against Hawks

The Los Angeles Kings will be looking to avenge last year's playoff exit on Sunday night as they continue their road trip with an NHL betting matchup in Chicago vs. the Blackhawks.

The Kings fell in five games to the Blackhawks in last year's Western Conference final, and overall Los Angeles is just 4-6 in its past 10 games against Chicago. The OVER/UNDER is 5-3-2 for totals bettors in the last 10 contests between the teams.

The Blackhawks are 23-7-5 so far on the season. The Kings, meanwhile, are 22-7-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 21-14 and the Kings go 11-16-6 on the totals.

View Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Los Angeles before puck drop in this match found them as 143-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Blackhawks) and the No. 6 (Kings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

The Kings were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.77 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.97 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 23.73% while the Kings defense kills off 86.26% of their penalties.

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Edmonton, Tuesday, December 17th
Chicago at Nashville, Tuesday, December 17th