Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings - 10/27/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Kings (4-7) at Chicago Blackhawks (2-5-2)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -135 / Los Angeles Kings +122 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks meet Sunday in NHL action at the United Center.
The Los Angeles Kings could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 11.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with three goals, Anze Kopitar has seven assists and Tyler Toffoli has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 26 goals on 178 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 11 goals on 107 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in eight of their first 11 games.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 11.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with three goals, Erik Gustafsson has four assists and Alex DeBrincat has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 14 goals on 129 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 10 goals on 129 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in six of their first nine games.
The Kings are 16-5 in their last 21 Sunday games, 17-35 in their last 52 road games and 22-48 in their last 70 games as an underdog. The Blackhawks are 5-11 in their last 16 Sunday games, 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 8-22 in their last 30 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 5-1 in Kings last 6 road games. The under is 8-0 in Blackhawks last 8 games as a favorite. The underdog is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-2-3 in the last 11 meetings.
I'm the type to lay juice or chalk with a team riding a losing streak, but the Chicago Blackhawks are at home and that can often be key with both clubs on the end of a back to back. The Los Angeles Kings also aren't playing very good hockey in their own right, so just taking the plus money just because doesn't make sense either. The Chicago Blackhawks have home ice advantage and are an experienced, prideful team that should be eager to get this nasty taste out of their mouth. I'll side with the Blackhawks, even if there's better options on the card.