St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/22/21

St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/22/21 Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (7-6-3) at St. Louis Blues (10-6-2)

NHL Hockey: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

The Line: St. Louis Blues -179 / Los Angeles Kings +161 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues meet in NHL action from the Enterprise Center on Monday night.

The Los Angeles Kings will look to build on a 4-2 win over Arizona last time out. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 21 points including 17 assists while Drew Doughty has 15 points with 11 assists and 4 goals. Dustin Brown has 14 points with 8 goals and 6 assists and Alex Iafallo has 12 points with 5 goals and 7 helpers. Adrian Kempe and Jeff Carter each have 10 points as well on the year for Los Angeles. Cal Petersen and Jonathan Quick continues to split the time in goal, with Petersen logging a 2.43 GAA while Quick has a 4-4 record with a 3.19 GAA and a shutout.

The St. Louis Blues will try to bounce back from a 5-4 loss to San Jose last time out. David Perron has 19 points to lead the team with 6 goals and 13 assists while Jordan Kyrou has 17 points with 7 goals and 10 assists. Ryan O’Reilly and Brayden Schenn each have 16 points with O’Reilly logging 10 assists while Schenn has 9 goals and 7 helpers. Mike Hoffman has 14 points with 6 goals and 8 helpers and Torey Krug’s got 11 points with 10 assists this season. Jordan Binnington has led the Blues in goal, making 14 starts with 8 wins and a 2.53 GAA.

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Los Angeles is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 10-2 in their last 12 games following a win while the under is 21-10 in their last 31 Monday games. St. Louis is 2-5 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 in their last 5 home games while the over is 10-3 in their last 13 games as a home favorite. Los Angeles is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

I’ve gone back and forth on this one, as the Kings looked good against the Coyotes but it’s been hard to trust the Kings with consistency while the Blues continue to disappoint but they’re still the better team. Instead, I’m going to side with the over as both teams have played in a lot of high-scoring games this season, combining to play 22-12 to the over this season. I just think that we’re going to see a carry-over of offense here also, so I’ll back the over in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Over 5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

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