Blues vs Kings Pick: Friday, March 5th

Blues vs Kings Pick: Friday, March 5th: The Blues have won 3 straight against the division weaklings in the Sharks and Ducks. They have allowed 12 goals on the winning streak. They miss Colton Parayko enormously. They are winning games despite being riddled with injuries. They’ve lost forwards Bozak, Thomas, Schwartz, Barbashev, and Jacob De La Rose, and defensemen Parayko, Perunovich, and Gunnarsson. They are expecting to get Vladimir Tarasenko back on this trip, but I can’t help but fade them as they deal with these injuries. They have lost 3 straight to the Kings. They will want revenge. All they get it?

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The Kings have followed up their 6 game winning streak by losing 3 straight. They returned from the road trip to get tripped up by the Coyotes 3-2. The Kings outshot them 42-23 and won 30 of 48 face-offs but were undone by 2 power-play goals. This team plays a boring 1-3-1 style but they clog the neutral zone and are tough to play against. I expect to see them bounce back here. Kopitar, Brown, and Doughty are playing extremely well. Johnny Quick has looked like old times when he was a top 5 netminder in the NHL. I am moving on the Kings -1 and I will be betting Unders with this team often, just not here against a Blues team that I don’t trust defensively at the moment.

Blues vs Kings Odds

NHL Odds Opening Lines
Blues -135
Kings +115
Total 5.5
Where/When Staples Center | 9:00 PM ET