St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/24/21

St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/24/21 Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (8-6-3) at St. Louis Blues (10-7-2)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Enterprise Center)

The Line: St. Louis Blues -170 / Los Angeles Kings +145 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The L.A. Kings and the St. Louis Blues meet in NHL action from the Enterprise Center on Wednesday night.

The Los Angeles Kings will look to build off of a 3-0 win over the Blues last time out. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 21 points coming on 4 goals and 17 assists while Dustin Brown has 16 points coming on 10 goals with 6 assists and Drew Doughty has 4 goals with 11 helpers on the year. Alex Iafallo has 12 points with 5 goals and 7 assists and Jeff Carter’s got 11 points with 3 goals and 8 assists. Adrian Kempe rounds out the scoring in double digits up to this point for L.A. with 4 goals and 6 assists for his 10 points. Jonathan Quick and Cal Petersen each have 9 starts under their belts, with Quick logging a 5-4 record with a pair of shutouts and a 2.82 GAA while Petersen has 3 wins with a 2.43 GAA on the year.

The St. Louis Blues will try to bounce back from their 3-0 loss to the Kings 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 15 starts with 8 wins and a 2.50 GAA.

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Los Angeles is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall and 9-4 in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. St. Louis is 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite. Los Angeles is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

I get the case that can be made for either side here as The Blues are the better team, but honestly, I don’t know if I can get behind them in their current form. The Kings are still playing really good hockey right now and are giving us quite a bit of value with the plus money so I’ll take a shot with the Kings to extend their winning run here.

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Chris’s Pick Los Angeles +145

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

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