Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks Pick
Probable Goalies: Los Angeles (Quick) vs. Chicago (Crawford)
Date/Time: March 25th, 8:00 PM ET
Television: NBC Sports Network
NHL Betting Odds from BetOnline Sportsbook
Moneyline: Blackhawks -140
NHL Betting Game Trends
Los Angeles Kings
- Los Angeles is 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Central.
- Los Angeles is 15-3 in their last 18 Monday games.
- Los Angeles is 34-14 in their last 48 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Los Angeles is 19-8 in their last 27 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Los Angeles is 23-10 in their last 33 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Chicago is 7-1 in their last 8 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Chicago is 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Chicago is 9-2 in their last 11 vs. Pacific.
- Chicago is 20-6 in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Chicago is 19-7 in their last 26 Monday games.
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to be back on the ice at the United Center on Monday night, as they are playing in the showcase NHL betting battle of the evening when they take on the defending Stanley Cup champs, the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings have almost quietly gotten back into very comfortable position in the Western Conference playoff chase this year. They’re in second place in the Pacific Division, and though they aren’t going to catch the Anaheim Ducks barring a miracle, they have at least gotten their feet back under them. Just two games ago, they were 17-10-2 and were averaging right at 3.0 goals per game. However, since that point, the offense has just been totally MIA. The team hasn’t scored a goal in over 126 minutes of game time, and that’s bad news, knowing that these two games were both played at home at the Staples Center. Now, it’s off on the road for five games, and the Kings are just 5-8-1 while playing away from Tinseltown this year. Someone is going to have to really step up in this one against one of the best teams in hockey if the Kings are just going to score, let alone compete in the game.
Chicago has at least become a somewhat mortal team, losing three times in regulation and three times in overtime against 24 wins on the campaign. The team has been off for four straight days since losing to the aforementioned Ducks to end a long road trip last week. That’s something incredibly rare this time of year, especially in a condensed season, and it is something that the Hawks are going to have to take advantage of if they are ultimately going to end up finishing with the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and perhaps the best record in hockey. The sky most certainly isn’t falling by any stretch of the imagination after losing to Anaheim. However, if we had a knock on the boys from the City of Brotherly Love, it’s that their last few home games haven’t been anywhere near remarkable. The squad was beaten by the Edmonton Oilers as -210 favorites, and it only just barely hung on for a win over the Colorado Avalanche as -208 favorites the game before.
This is a price that looks so wrong but is clearly so right. The Kings are going to have right around a 50/50 chance of winning this game, and we think that this is going to be one of those where they end up winning outright when push comes to shove. Over the course of the first two meetings of this series this year, LA has been smashed by the Blackhawks. It’s time for a small measure of revenge on Monday night.
Los Angeles Kings @ Chicago Blackhawks Pick: Los Angeles Kings +130