Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings - 3/14/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (40-22-5) at Chicago Blackhawks (41-22-6)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -125 / Los Angeles Kings +113 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Kings and Blackhawks meet up in Chicago on Monday night in a preview of a potential Western Conference final show down.
The Los Angeles Kings head into the Windy City on Monday looking to prove their worth as a Stanley Cup contender and if they can get a victory against the defending champs it would go a long way in not only securing their spot in the postseason but could put them four points clear of the Anaheim Ducks. The Kings have been as consistent as they come this season and while they are coming off an overtime loss against the New Jersey Devils in their last outing they are an impressive 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests and stand as good a chance as any to take down the Hawks in the Western Conference playoffs this season. Jonathan Quick is expected to get the call in the LA crease as he will be rivaled by Corey Crawford who has made his case for the Vezina Trophy this season.
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The Chicago Blackhawks are back in familiar territory this season as they sit in a playoff spot and are in the mix for the Central division crown but with a huge bullseye on them heading into the playoffs you can be sure that every opponent down the stretch will give the Hawks their absolute best. Chicago has been lights out at home this season as they have a 24-8-2 mark at the United Center but with 19 wins on the road the Kings are no slouch and will surely be ready to go in this one. Patrick Kane has had a remarkable season in the shadow of a tumultuous offseason and he will likely win the Hart Trophy among others in the off season but getting to that point for the defending champs is going to be tough. This is going to be an excellent game to watch and while I may stay out of this one altogether I have to take a swing with the road team at this great price.