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NHL Game Preview - Kings underdogs vs Bruins at Boston

Los Angeles KingsBoston Bruins
Dec 13, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Los Angeles Kings vs Boston Bruins Odds

13-12-4TEAM RECORD18-9-1

NHL wagering interest swings to the Boston vs Los Angeles battle on Tuesday at TD Garden as the Bruins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Supporters of the Kings have seen them go 13-12-4 so far this season, while the Bruins are at 18-9-1. In totals betting, the Bruins are 14-14, while the Kings are 7-15-7.

View Los Angeles vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Boston sat as -185 favorites. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 3 and the Kings at No. 12 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 18.1% rate while the Kings have a 85.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Stars on December 10. Bettors who backed the Stars at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -158 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Columbus are 5-5-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Kings at Bruins trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Los Angeles is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Boston is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Columbus, Thursday, December 15
Boston at Ottawa, Wednesday, December 14