Stadium: Staples Center (Los Angeles)
St. Louis have already beaten Los Angeles twice on home ice this season. Will the Kings be able to take revenge on the Blues at the Staples Center? There are several options to bet on at once.Get Your Registration Bonus!
Los Angeles have won two games in a row
The Kings have a home-and-home series, and ahead of the meeting with St. Louis, they won two crucial victories in a row, breaking a disappointing streak of 6 straight defeats. First, Todd McLellan’s team beat Montreal 5-2, then turned the tide against Buffalo, scoring two unanswered goals in the third period to win 3-2.
Two wins in a row are good. But I doubt they’ll do anything to improve Los Angeles’ prospects, not only this season but in the future as well. The fact is that veterans - Kopitar, the now-injured Doughty, goalkeeper Jonathan Quick - still play a key role in the Kings’ lineup. The Kings have never nurtured a replacement for the stars already coming off the fair over the years.
St. Louis are a very potent team
At the start of the season, the Blues have shown themselves to be a very strong offensive team. Craig Berube’s team has scored as many as 29 goals in 9 games. Only Anaheim have scored more goals in the West.
The Blues’ combinative, attacking play brought their team to the wire. Craig Berube’s men had six wins in 7 games, losing only to Colorado. Ahead of their game in Los Angeles, the Blues outscored Chicago 1-0 on home ice. The score did not reflect what was happening on the ice at all - St Louis should have won much more confidently, but the Blackhawks kept Marc-Andre Fleury afloat for a long time.
Expert Betting Tips
The only thing Los Angeles can rely on in the upcoming game is the supreme level of goalkeeper Jonathan Quick. The confirmation is in the face-to-face meetings that have already taken place this season. If on goal with Petersen, the Kings lost 3-7, then with Quick, it was 0-3. As in the match against Chicago, the Blues’ high-powered offense will create regularly but not score goals easily. The Kings, on the other hand, have been weak offensively this season.
- Total Under 5.5 for 1.90;
- Each team will score under 3.5 for 2.00;
- Total Under 5 for 2.60.