The Los Angeles Kings (41-27-10) are heavy home favorites (-247 moneyline odds to win) against the Chicago Blackhawks (25-40-11, +201 moneyline odds). Thursday’s contest begins at 10:30 PM ET from Staples Center.
Kings vs. Blackhawks Predictions
Kings vs. Blackhawks Betting Odds
Kings vs. Blackhawks Betting Trends
- The Kings have been victorious in 24 of their 33 games when they were favored on the moneyline this season (72.7%).
- Los Angeles has had moneyline odds set at -247 or shorter in just one game this season, and lost.
- The Kings have a 71.2% chance (based on the moneyline’s implied probability) to win this contest.
- The Kings’ 220 total goals (2.8 per game) rank 20th in the NHL.
- The Kings have allowed 223 total goals (2.9 per game), ranking 12th in NHL action in goals against.
- The Blackhawks have claimed an upset victory in 17, or 29.3%, of the 58 games they have played while the underdog this season.
- Chicago has won one of its 11 games when it is the underdog by +201 or longer on the moneyline.
- The Blackhawks’ 199 goals on the season (2.6 per game) rank them 27th in the NHL.
- The Blackhawks give up 3.6 goals per game (271 in total), 25th in the NHL.
Kings vs. Blackhawks Over/Under Trends
- This season, 36 of Los Angeles’ 78 games have gone over Thursday’s total of 6 goals.
- There have been 47 Chicago games with over 6 goals this season.
- The over/under for this game (6) is 0.6 more than the combined scoring averages for the Kings (2.82) and the Blackhawks (2.62).
- The 6.4 goals per game these two teams are giving up on average are 0.4 more than the over/under for this contest.
Kings Team Leaders
- Anze Kopitar: 18 goals and 45 assists
- Adrian Kempe: 34 goals and 16 assists
- Phillip Danault: 25 goals and 24 assists
- Jonathan Quick: 20-13-9 record, .909 save percentage, 110 goals allowed
Blackhawks Team Leaders
- Patrick Kane: 25 goals and 62 assists
- Alex DeBrincat: 39 goals and 34 assists
- Seth Jones: five goals and 44 assists
- Kevin Lankinen: 5-14-6 record, .887 save percentage, 95 goals conceded
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