Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues - 2/22/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (10-6-2) vs Los Angeles Kings (7-6-3)
Game Info: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues -179 / Los Angeles Kings +161 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues meet Monday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with eight goals, Anze Kopitar has 17 assists and Jeff Carter has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing three goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 24 goals on 216 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 21 goals on 282 shots.
The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with eight goals, David Perron has 13 assists and Justin Faulk has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 74.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 35 goals on 401 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 16 goals on 128 shots.
The Kings are 17-40 in their last 57 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Blues are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The over is 5-2 in Kings last 7 overall. The over is 10-3 in Blues last 13 home games. The Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues are the better team on paper and should win this game, but it's the Kings that's playing the better hockey right now and that doesn't include a 6-3 victory over the Blues last month. The Kings have quietly won four straight and keep cashing in the underdog role, making bettors very happy. This recent losing stretch has put the Blues in the red in terms of money earned on the season. I'll take my chances with the Kings and the big potential payout.