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Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings - 10/25/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings (2-6-1) at Minnesota Wild (4-2-2)
Date & Time Thursday October 25, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Wild -148 / Los Angeles Kings +134 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-North, FS-West
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The Minnesota Wild welcome the Los Angeles Kings to town a Thursday night NHL bout.

The Los Angeles Kings have struggled since opening day and things haven’t gotten any better during a five game slide that as capped off with a 4-2 loss at Dallas on Tuesday. Anze Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli supplied the LA Kings with goals and the loss went to Jonathan Quick who gave up four goals on 23 shots.

The balanced Stars offense received goals off the sticks of Blake Comeau, Jason Spezza, John Klingberg and Tyler Pitlick. Devin Shore logged a pair of helpers and Ben Bishop turned away 31shots to get the win for Dallas.

The Minnesota Wild are looking to  extend their winning streak to four games after outscoring Tampa Bay 5-4 in OT on Saturday. Ryan Callahan, Yanni Gourde, JT Miller and Anton Stralman each lit the lamp for the Lightning. Miller and Gourde logged assists and Andrei Vasilevskiy gave up all five goals to get the loss for Tapa Bay.

The Wild offense came off the sticks of Charlie Coyle, Marcus Foligno, Zach Parise and Jason Zucker in regulation. Mikael Granlund tallied in the extra session and Alex Stalock recorded 27 stops to get the win for Minnesota.

Kings are 0-8 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and Kings are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and Kings are 0-4 in their last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Wild are 0-4 in their last 4 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and under is 4-0 in Wild last 4 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and under is 10-1 in Wild last 11 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings and home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and Kings are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. 

The Kings have been giving up goals and Minnesota has been scoring so I’m looking at the over…

Pick:
over 5.5 // will update

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