Bruins vs. Kings - 2/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (31-17-3) at Boston Bruins (28-18-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -105 / Los Angeles Kings -105 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, NESN, TVA
The Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins meet Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
The Los Angeles Kings look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 23 goals, Anze Kopitar has 33 assists and Jeff Carter has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 95 goals on 1,144 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 19 goals on 277 shots. Quick has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Boston Bruins look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 24 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 26 assists and Loui Eriksson has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84.7 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 95 goals on 1,155 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 33 goals on 390 shots. Rask has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 22-10 in their last 32 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 7-19 in their last 26 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Bruins are on fire right now and the home team has won the last four meetings between these two teams. Hard not to take Boston here with the Kings being so inconsistent.