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
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.
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.