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Stanley Cup 2 Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Kings will be looking to pay off on the NHL lines at the sportsbooks once again on Saturday night as they take on the New Jersey Devils in the second game of the Stanley Cup final.

The Kings pulled out a 2-1 win over the Devils in Game 1 of the series on Wednesday, with Anze Kopitar scoring the winner in overtime to cash in on the NHL odds. Jonathan Quick made 16 saves.

New Jersey battles the Kings, currently with a 40-27-15 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 37-34-11 for the Devils and 23-43-16 for the Kings.

View Los Angeles vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Devils in this one will find them as -105 favorites on the NHL money line at TopBet. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 4.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Devils, most recently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Kings, who rate a No. 10 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 11-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 17.2% rate while the Kings have a 87% rate on the penalty kill.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Devils on May 30. Bettors who backed the Kings at -107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 6-6-1
After a win are 8-2

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Los Angeles are 4-4-2
After a loss are 7-3


A few Kings at Devils trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Los Angeles is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
New Jersey is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
New Jersey is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games

Next up:
Los Angeles home to New Jersey, Monday, June 4