Kings vs. Blackhawks - 11/29/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (13-8-1) at Los Angeles Kings (12-6-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 10:00 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -120 / Chicago Blackhawks +109 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSWHD, NHL
The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings play Saturday at the STAPLES Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won five of their last six games and wrap up a six-game road trip. The Blackhawks are allowing 2.1 goals per game on the season and have allowed three goals in their last two games. The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games and have won seven straight games when allowing three or less goals overall. Corey Crawford has allowed 33 goals on 457 shots faced. Offensively, the Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game on the season and have scored a pp goal in six of their last seven games. Jonathan Toews leads Chicago with 10 goals, Patrick Kane has 13 assists and Brent Seabrook has 56 shots on goal. The Blackhawks have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Los Angeles Kings have split their last 10 games and are hanging around in the Pacific. The Kings defense leads the way, allowing 2.2 goals per game and nine goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last nine games and have won four straight when allowing three or less goals. Martin Jones has allowed nine goals on 144 shots and Jonathan Quick has given up 40 goals on 584 shots faced. Offensively, the Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored a pp in four of their last six games. Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson have combined for 18 goals, Jeff Carter has 11 assists and Justin Williams has 64 shots on goal.
The Blackhawks are 61-28 in their last 89 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-9 in their last 13 Saturday games. The Kings are 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 67-29 in their last 96 home games. The Blackhawks are 22-10 in the last 32 meetings.
Both teams equally talented, but the Kings are at home and have had many days rest while the Blackhawks are playing back-to-back and have been on the road forever. Give me the Kings for the cheap price.