Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/15/21

Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/15/21 Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (14-9-5) at Los Angeles Kings (11-10-6)

NHL Hockey: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 10:00 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 Monday in NHL action at the Staples Center.

The St. Louis Blues need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with 12 goals, David Perron has 18 assists and Torey Krug has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 54 goals on 573 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 31 goals on 257 shots.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 27.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 13 goals, Anze Kopitar has 24 assists and Jeff Carter has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 33 goals on 325 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 36 goals on 452 shots.

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The Blues are 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games and 9-3 in their last 12 road games. The Kings are 1-5 in their last 6 games as an underdog and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The under is 13-4 in Blues last 17 Monday games. The over is 3-1-1 in Kings last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Blues are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.

The St. Louis Blues are playing their worst hockey of the season right now, but they're still one of the more talented teams in the league and I don't expect these issues to last much longer. The Los Angeles Kings are on the end of a back to back and the offensive production isn't showing up during this losing stretch. This feels like a spot where the Blues get back on track. Give me the road team and the reasonable 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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