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Los Angeles Kings

Pittsburgh Penguins
42-25-6 March 27, 2014, 07:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre 46-21-5

NHL wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Los Angeles battle on Thursday at Consol Energy Centre as the Penguins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Penguins bring a 46-21-5 record to the battle against the 42-25-6 Kings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 34-33-5 so far and the Kings go 19-37-17. View Los Angeles Kings vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

The Penguins were listed earlier today as -131 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.

The Penguins sit at No. 14 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kings sit at a No. 8 on the same chart.

The Kings were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at +165 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.11 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.12 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 24.39% while the Kings defense kills off 83.03% of their penalties.

A few Kings at Penguins trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Los Angeles is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Winnipeg, Saturday, March 29th
Pittsburgh at Columbus, Friday, March 28th