Bruins vs. Kings - 1/31/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (21-15-12) at Boston Bruins (26-16-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -125 / Los Angeles Kings +113 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, NESN, NHL
The Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins square off late Saturday night at the TD Garden.
The Los Angeles Kings have lost seven of their last 10 games and begin a five-game road trip. The Kings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have scored three power play goals in their last four games and have lost five of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Marian Gaborik leads Los Angeles with 15 goals, Anze Kopitar has 28 assists and Jeff Carter has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Kings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in eight of their last 10 games. Martin Jones has allowed 22 goals on 238 shots faced and Jonathan Quick has given up 96 goals on 1,080 shots.
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The Boston Bruins have won seven of their last nine games and play their first home game in two weeks. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have scored two power play goals in their last six games and have won seven straight games when scoring at least three goals. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 13 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 21 assists and Loui Eriksson has 89 shots on goal. Defenively, the Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Niklas Svedberg has allowed 23 goals on 296 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 90 goals on 1,108 shots.
The Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-16 in their last 21 road games. The Bruins are 46-20 in their last 66 home games and 9-3 in their last 12 vs. Pacific. The Kings are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Kings still haven't shown that they can win on the road. Bad news here, as the Bruins are one of the tougher home teams in the league. Take Boston for the solid price.