Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/6/21

Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/6/21 Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (14-8-2) at Los Angeles Kings (9-8-5)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Kings +118 / St. Louis Blues -132 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings meet Saturday in NHL action at the Staples Center.

The St. Louis Blues look to build on their four game winning streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 13.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with 11 goals, David Perron has 16 assists and Justin Faulk has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 45 goals on 499 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 22 goals on 182 shots.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win to snap a four game losing streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 11 goals, Anze Kopitar has 20 assists and Jeff Carter has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 85.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 30 goals on 300 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 26 goals on 360 shots.

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The Blues are 16-5 in their last 21 road games and 11-5 in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest. The Kings are 18-37 in their last 55 Saturday games. The over is 22-6 in Blues last 28 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The Blues are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The St. Louis Blues continue to do some of their best work on the road and finding a way to steal last nights game in overtime only adds to their confidence level. The Los Angeles Kings just haven't been able to catch a break during this losing stretch and they've scored three or less goals in each of their last six games. The Kings can't get both ends of the ice on the same page. I'll back the Blues and the cheap price.

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Randy’s Pick St. Louis Blues -132

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

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