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Los Angeles favored by -186 against Nashville on Saturday

Nashville Predators

Los Angeles Kings
6-5-2 November 02, 2013, 04:00 PM | STAPLES Center 9-5-0

Hockey bettors look for value at STAPLES Center on Saturday as host Los Angeles battles the Nashville Predators in hockey odds action.

The Kings bring a 9-5-0 record to the battle against the 6-5-2 Predators. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 6-7-1 so far and the Predators go 4-6-3.

View Nashville Predators vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Predators listed earlier today as underdogs of 169 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kings rated this week at No. 13 and the Predators sitting at No. 27.

The Predators were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-3 winner at home against the Sharks. Bettors on Los Angeles at +123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 15-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.85 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 20.37% rate while the Predators have a 80.43% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Predators at Kings trends to consider:
Nashville is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
Nashville is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games on the road
Nashville is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Los Angeles is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games at home
Los Angeles is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Nashville

Next up:
Nashville at Quebec, Wednesday, November 6th
Los Angeles at Buffalo, Thursday, November 7th