Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues Prediction 3/13/2024

The Los Angeles Kings (33-20-11) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (33-28-3) on Wednesday, March 13th. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Los Angeles Kings are in 7th place in the Western Conference and 3rd place in the Pacific Division. They have an overall record of 33-20-11 and have earned 77 points through their first 64 games.

On the road, the Kings have been strong this season, going 19-9-4 in their 32 games away from home. Over their last ten games, Los Angeles has gone 5-5, and they are 2-1 in their last three contests.

On the road, the Kings have a puck line record of 17-15 this season and 30-34 overall. So far, they have 22 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by one goal.

Los Angeles comes into the game with an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. In their last ten games, the Kings have gone 4-6 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the favorite is 15-28.

In their last game, the Kings were the hosts against the Islanders, and they came away with a 3-0 win. In the first period, the Kings struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with one time in the second period and two goals in the third. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 25 shots on goal and had 4 turnovers.

Los Angeles secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.

The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Blues have gone 18-11-1, and they’ve won two straight games at home. In the Western Conference, St. Louis is in 10th place and has a record of 18-17 against other Western Conference teams. Overall, the Blues have gone 33-28-3 this season.

As the underdog, the Blues have gone 26-20-3 this season. In their last ten games, St. Louis has gone 4-6, and they’ve gone 2-3 in their last five games. Over their last three games, the Blues have gone 1-2.

St. Louis comes into the game with a puck line record of 36-28 and has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line in their last 10 games. Overall, the Blues have 20 wins by multiple goals compared to 13 one-goal wins.

As the underdog, St. Louis has a puck line record of 30-19 and has gone 2-3 vs. the puck line in their last five games. In their last three games at home, the Blues have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line.

The Blues recently played against the Bruins and secured a win with a score of 5-1. Against the Bruins, the Blues’ offense netted goals in all three periods. Of St. Louis’ five goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 22 shots on goal and 13 giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, St. Louis came away with a victory against the puck line. The combined total of 6 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Kings are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 20th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 7th in the league. Los Angeles’ offense comes into the game ranked 16th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the NHL.

The Kings’ over/under record this season is 23-38-3. For the season, they have had 30 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Blues Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Blues are scoring an 2.8 goals per game this season, ranking 25th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 27th in the league. This year, the Blues have recorded a 12-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 20-17 record.

The Blues come in with an over/under record of 26-32-6. Over the course of the season, they have had 27 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.9 per game.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.3 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 5th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

St. Louis Team Defense

The Blues defense is currently 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32 shots per game against St. Louis. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 4 shutouts.

Kings vs Blues Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Los Angeles has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • St. Louis has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • As the betting underdog, the Blues have an puck line mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. St. Louis posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
  • Although the Kings have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 1-2.

Kings vs Blues Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Blues to take down the Kings at home. With the moneyline currently at +125, I’m placing my bet on the Blues straight-up.

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

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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

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