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Kings face Detroit Red Wings: NHL odds preview and stats

Los Angeles Kings

Detroit Red Wings
29-14-5 January 18, 2014, 07:00 PM | Joe Louis Arena 20-17-10

NHL wagering interest swings to the Detroit vs Los Angeles battle on Saturday at Joe Louis Arena as the Red Wings try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Red Wings sport a record of 20-17-10 heading into this matchup, while the Kings sit at 29-14-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-24-3 for the Red Wings and 13-23-12 for the Kings.

View Los Angeles Kings vs Detroit Red Wings Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Red Wings as 119 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Red Wings at No. 27 and the Kings at No. 9 heading into this contest.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Blues on January 16. Bettors who backed the Kings at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -162 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.51 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.02 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 16.46% while the Kings defense kills off 85.03% of their penalties.

A few Kings at Red Wings trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games
Los Angeles is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Los Angeles is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Boston, Monday, January 20th
Detroit home to St. Louis, Monday, January 20th