The St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings meet Saturday in NHL action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
St. Louis Blues Betting Preview
The St. Louis Blues look for a win after winning 5 of their last 7 games. The St. Louis Blues lost on Thursday to the Sharks, 5-1. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 7 percent of their power play opportunities. Robert Thomas leads St. Louis with 6 goals, Justin Faulk has 8 assists, and Jordan Kyrou has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.67 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 24 goals on 342 shots faced, and Joel Hofer has given up 14 goals on 143 shots.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after winning 7 of their last 10 games. The Kings upset the Panthers on Thursday, 2-1. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.87 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 8 goals, Kevin Fiala has 13 assists and Adrian Kempe has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.73 goals per game and are killing 88.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 25 goals on 343 shots faced, while Pheonix Copley has allowed 15 goals on 72 shots.
The St. Louis Blues haven't been bad this season, so it's kind of strange to see them in a massive underdog role. However, the Blues offense can be hit or miss at times, and that makes them a bit hard to trust on the road. The Los Angeles Kings continue to play well at both ends of the floor, and their defense against the Panthers a couple nights ago was impressive. You have to like the form the Kings are in right now. Give me the Kings and the PL for max betting value.