Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings - 10/30/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (4-4-0) at Chicago Blackhawks (4-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -152 / Los Angeles Kings +123 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, CSNC, NHL
The Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks meet Sunday night in a NHL game at the United Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Tanner Pearson leads Los Angeles with four goals, Alec Martinez has five assists and Tyler Toffoli has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Peter Budaj has given up 11 goals on 126 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has allowed 10 goals on 62 shots. Three of the Los Angeles Kings four losses this season have come on the road.
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The Chicago Blackhawks look for a nice home victory after a 4-3-1 start to the season. The Blackhawks are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Richard Panik leads Chicago with six goals, Artem Anisimov has five assists and Artemi Panarin has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 50 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 17 goals on 177 shots faced and Scott Darling has allowed seven goals on 70 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in seven of their eight games this season. Gustav Forsling is doubtful with an upper-body injury.
The Kings are 10-3 in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Central. The Blackhawks are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 48-19 in their last 67 Sunday games. The Kings are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Chicago and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Kings have yet to show they can play solid hockey on the road and now have to play a game in Chicago after playing a tough game Saturday against the St. Louis Blues. The Blackhawks will be rested up for this game and are due for a solid defensive performance. The home team has also won four of the last five games between the Kings and Blackhawks.
Give me the home team here.