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NHL Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction 3/15/2024

The Los Angeles Kings (33-21-11) travel to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (18-43-5) on Friday, March 15th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Blackhawks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blues. Puck drop is set for 8:30 ET.

Kings vs Blackhawks

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The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Kings are 7th in the Western Conference with a record of 33-21-11. In the Pacific Division, Los Angeles is in 3rd place. Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone 5-5, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games.

When playing on the road this season, Los Angeles has gone 19-10-4. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Kings have gone 17-17, and they have been favored in 44 of their 65 games this year.

On the season, Los Angeles has a puck line record of 30-35, including going 15-29 as the favorite. So far, the Kings have 22 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.

Over their last ten games, the Kings have a puck line record of 4-6 and a road puck line record of 17-16. In their last ten road games, the team’s average scoring margin sits at +.5 goals per contest.

After suffering a 3-1 loss on the road to the Blues, the Kings are looking to bounce back today. Offensively, the Kings couldn’t find the net in the first two periods, but they made a comeback with one goal in the third period. Against St. Louis, Los Angeles’ offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 41 shots on goal overall.

In this game, Los Angeles was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 5.5.

The Chicago Blackhawks Are Coming Off A Win

Chicago enters the game with a record of 18-43-5 and sit in 15th place in the Western Conference. In their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone just 3-7 and have dropped to 8th in the Central Division. At home, Chicago has gone 13-17-4 this season, and they have won two straight games at the United Center.

As the underdog, the Blackhawks have gone 16-42-5 this season. In games against Western Conference opponents, Chicago has gone 11-27 on the year. Over their last five games, the Blackhawks have gone 3-2, and they have won two straight games as the favorite.

Chicago has dropped 35 games by more than one goal this season and has an average scoring margin of -1.4 goals per contest. The Blackhawks’ puck line record for the year is 30-36.

As the underdog, Chicago’s puck line record is 29-34, and they have lost 13 games by just one goal. The Blackhawks have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line in their last ten home games.

In their last game, the Blackhawks were the hosts against the Ducks, and they came away with a 7-2 win. Facing off against the Ducks’ defense, the Blackhawks offense scored in all three periods. Of Chicago’s seven goals, four were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 31 shots on goal and six giveaways.

Chicago came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Kings are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 20th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th in the league. This season, the Kings are 21-16 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-4 record.

This season, the Kings have an over/under record of 23-39-3. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 5.7 per game.

Blackhawks Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Blackhawks are averaging 2.2 goals per game which is 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 30th in the league. This season, the Blackhawks are 3-13 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-28 record.

This season, the over/under record for the Blackhawks’ is 26-38-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 34 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Los Angeles. For the season, they are ranked 6th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Chicago Team Defense

Defensively, the Blackhawks are currently 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.4 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 27th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Kings vs Blackhawks Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Los Angeles has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last three home games, Chicago has averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • As the betting underdog, the Blackhawks have an puck line mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Chicago posted a straight up mark of 2-3 in these matchups.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Kings have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 2-3.

Kings vs Blackhawks Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Blackhawks to defeat the Kings while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +210, I’m placing a wager on the Blackhawks to win outright.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blackhawks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blackhawks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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