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Predators open as moneyline underdog vs Kings

Nashville PredatorsLos Angeles Kings
Jan 31, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Nashville Predators vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

1-2-3TEAM RECORD2-2-1

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

Los Angeles will face the 1-2-3 Predators. In totals betting, the Kings are 2-2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Predators are 1-5 favoring the OVER.

View Nashville vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Predators were listed as +-152 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Kings sit at No. 28 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Predators sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 23-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 18 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 3.7% rate while the Predators have a 78.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Nashville lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Coyotes on January 28. Bettors who backed the Coyotes at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Canucks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Vancouver are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Predators at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Nashville's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nashville's last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
Nashville is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games when playing Nashville
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Nashville
Los Angeles is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Los Angeles is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Nashville at San Jose, Saturday, February 2
Los Angeles at Anaheim, Saturday, February 2