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Kings Have Not Fared Well in Chicago

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Not too long ago, a Western Conference final between the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks looked like a certainty. While that has not fallen out of the realm of possibility, the Blackhawks have been slipping of late and find themselves in third in the competitive Central Division.

Shark Bites
  • The Blackhawks are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games versus the Pacific Division.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Kings’ last 11 games versus the Blackhawks.
  • The Kings are 1-4 SU in their last five road games.

Online book Bovada is presently offering the Blackhawks at -130 in moneyline markets while the Kings are at Even odds. The total is currently tabbed at 5 with both OVER and UNDER at -115 as of Monday morning.

A two-game losing skid has the Blackhawks below both the Dallas Stars and sizzling-hot St. Louis Blues entering Monday’s schedule. More troubling for the Hawks is that those two losses came on the road versus each of those teams.

Now the Hawks return home for four of their next five games and host a Kings team that has had real problems winning in the Windy City. L.A. has gone just 2-9 SU in its last 11 visits to the United Center including a 4-2 loss there earlier this season.

The Kings have cooled off a bit as they’ve gone 3-3 SU in their last six games and enter Monday’s action off a 2-1 overtime loss against the New Jersey Devils. With both of these teams in a dog fight for division supremacy and playoff positioning, Monday’s meeting looks to be a hotly contested one between two teams that are eager to return to the win column.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Los Angeles Kings in this one, they Kings listed earlier today as underdogs of 113 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

A 2.8-2.6 result in favor of the Blackhawks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Blackhawks sit at 41-22-6 on the season; in comparison, the Los Angeles Kings are currently 40-22-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 25-29-15 OU, and Los Angeles is 21-27-19 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Chicago Blackhawks sit at No. 10 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Kings sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 8-ranked offense (2.83 goals per game) against a Los Angeles Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 24.27% rate while the Kings have a 80.85% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Devils on March 12. Bettors who backed the Devils at +219 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Chicago was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing Chicago
  • Chicago is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • Chicago is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Los Angeles
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games when playing Los Angeles
  • Chicago is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Dallas, Tuesday, March 15th
Chicago home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 16th