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Los Angeles favored by -147 against Nashville on Saturday

Los Angeles Kings

Nashville Predators
25-9-4 December 28, 2013, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 16-18-4

The Predators get a visit from the Los Angeles Kings in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Nashville will face the 25-9-4 Kings. In totals betting, the Predators are 14-17-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Kings are 12-18-8 favoring the OVER.

View Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Predators as 134 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 21-ranked Predators and the No. 9-rated Kings in this matchup.

The Kings were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +175 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Nashville lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Stars on December 27. Bettors who backed the Stars at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 29-ranked offense (2.26 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 21.01% rate while the Kings have a 85.14% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Chicago, Monday, December 30th
Nashville home to Detroit, Monday, December 30th