Blues vs. Kings - 2/18/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (33-20-3) at St. Louis Blues (33-17-9)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -110 / Los Angeles Kings +100 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, FSMW
The Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues square off Thursday night at the Scottrade Center.
The Los Angeles Kings need a nice win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 23 goals, Anze Kopitar has 34 assists and Jeff Carter has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 99 goals on 1,212 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 24 goals on 324 shots. Quick has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 27 goals, Alexander Steen has 29 assists and David Backes has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 87.1 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 68 goals on 896 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 57 goals on 848 shots. Elliott has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 15-5 in their last 20 vs. a team with a winning record. The Blues are 39-17 in their last 56 Thursday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Kings are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
The Blues are playing some great hockey as of late and are running into a slumping Kings team at home. Not sure how you ingore the cheap line and the home team. Give me the Blues.