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Kings look to take lead in Western Conference with win in St. Louis

The Los Angeles Kings face off against the St. Louis Blues on Monday night in a battle of the best two teams in the Western Conference. The Blues are undefeated at home and the Kings are undefeated on the road. It’s an unstoppable force against an immovable object and the Blues, who are 5-0 SU in their last five at home, look like the smart pick.

Shark Bites
  • St. Louis is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games.
  • Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games in St Louis.
  • Jonathan Quick leads the league in shutouts with 2.

Goaltenders Jake Allen (Blues) and Jonathan Quick (Kings) have really stolen the show early in the season for these two squads. Both rank in the top five in wins and GAA this season which means the UNDER could be the way to cash in for bettors.  The total has gone UNDER in four of LA’s last five games this season and recent history suggests they could have a tough time scoring at the Scottrade Center. The total has gone UNDER in five of the Kings’ last six in the River City. The total is 5.5 and the UNDER pays a respectable -130.

The +1.5 puckline doesn’t offer much value for the Kings on the road, hovering around -275. Los Angeles may be 5-0 ATS in its last five games but the Blues have been almost as effective at nailing the puckline at home this season, going 4-1 in their last five. St. Louis’ puckline is around +250 and should be seriously considered by bettors looking to reap the rewards of the Blues’ early-season success.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Louis Blues were listed earlier today as -125 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada), while oddsmakers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.1-2.6 victory for the Kings. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Blues currently sport a record of 9-2-1. The Los Angeles Kings are 9-1-1. Betting totals have seen the Blues post a 6-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Kings have gone 4-6-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Los Angeles injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (St. Louis Blues) and the No. 9 (Los Angeles Kings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues' No. 10-ranked offense (3.33 goals per game) against a Los Angeles Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.82 goals per game allowed. The Blues power play has clicked at a 19.51% rate while the Kings have a 92.68% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Kings were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

St. Louis was a 4-1 winner in its last match at home against the Blue Jackets. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Toronto, Thursday, November 2
St. Louis home to Philadelphia, Thursday, November 2