Kings vs. Bruins - 3/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (39-25-8) at Los Angeles Kings (43-22-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -163 / Boston Bruins +135 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSWHD
The Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings square off Saturday night at the Staples Center.
The Boston Bruins look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 34 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 33 assists and Loui Eriksson has 153 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 135 goals on 1,655 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 45 goals on 535 shots. Rask has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 26 goals, Anze Kopitar has 40 assists and Jeff Carter has 197 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 122 goals on 1,530 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 26 goals on 373 shots. Quick has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Bruins are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Pacific and 39-14 in their last 53 Saturday games. The Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-2 in their last 9 home games. The Bruins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Kings are simply playing way too well at the moment to fade, especially with the Bruins playing on the end of a back to back. Look for Los Angeles to win yet another game.