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Wings vs Kings: NHL Pick

When these teams met earlier this season, there were 10 goals scored but this meeting of the Detroit Red Wings and Los Angeles Kings Friday shapes up as an UNDER play.

The Red Wings are struggling with injuries but give up the third-fewest shots per game in the NHL. The Kings are scoring more lately but are offensively challenged in a major way.

So when NHL betting action starts at Joe Louis Arena, do you play the moneyline or the over-under?

The Red Wings currently sports a record of 43-21-3. The Kings are 31-24-12. Betting totals have seen the Red Wings post a 28-39 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Kings have gone 15-39-13 against the number.

View Los Angeles vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Red Wings and the No. 12-ranked Kings, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 4-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 16.6% rate while the Kings have a 87.8% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Columbus at +155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Columbus are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 10-0
After a loss are 6-4


A few Kings at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Los Angeles' last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Los Angeles' last 16 games
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Detroit is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Detroit is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Detroit's last 17 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Chicago, Sunday, March 11
Detroit at Nashville, Saturday, March 10