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Los Angeles Kings vs. Detroit Red Wings - 3/15/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Red Wings (26-32-11) at Los Angeles Kings (38-26-6)
Date & Time Thursday March 15, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -230 / Detroit Red Wings +200 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Detroit, NBCS
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Thursday night NHL action features the Detroit Red Wings visiting the Los Angeles Kings.

The Detroit Red Wings have been unable to score or defend with any kind of consistency in 2017-18 and as a result the team will be missing the postseason for the second year in a row. Detroit has lost seven straight after a 5-3 loss at San Jose where Trevor Daly, Gustav Nyquist and Henrik Zetterberg scored while Jimmy Howard stopped 29-33 shots.

The Sharks received goals from five players with Joonas Donskoi, Eric Fehr, Kevin Labanc, Timo Meier and Chris Tierney each finding the back of the net. Dylan Demelo and Joe Pavelski supplied a pair of helpers for San Jose and Martin Jones recorded 23 saves to pick up the victory.

The Los Angeles Kings have alternated wins and losses over the last six contests and need  to end that trend. Los Angeles saw an opportunity at back to back wins go by the wayside in a 4-3 SO defeat at Arizona where Jeff Carter scored twice with Tanner Pearson also lighting the lamp.

The Coyotes received scoring from Clayton Keller, Nick Cousins and Christian Dvorak in regulation with Keller and Alex Goligoski scoring in the shootout. Adin Hill picked the win for Arizona with 34 saves while Jack Campbell allowed three goals on 29 shots to salvage a point for the Kings.

Red Wings are 0-7 in their last 7 overall and Red Wings are 0-6 in their last 6 road games and Red Wings are 0-8 in their last 8 Thursday games. Kings are 1-5 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic and Kings are 10-2 in their last 12 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation. Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and under is 6-2-4 in the last 12 meetings and home team is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.  

The Kings haven’t been consistent of late but the Red Wings are slumping so something small on Los Angeles…

Pick:
LA Kings -.5 // will update

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