Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues - 2/24/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (10-7-2) vs Los Angeles Kings (8-6-3)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues -180 / Los Angeles Kings +162 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 25.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 10 goals, Anze Kopitar has 17 assists and Jeff Carter has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 24 goals on 247 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 21 goals on 282 shots.
The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 14 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with nine goals, David Perron has 13 assists and Justin Faulk has 50 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing three goals per game and are killing 72.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 37 goals on 431 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 16 goals on 128 shots.
The Kings are 18-40 in their last 58 road games and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The Blues are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 games as a favorite. The over is 5-2 in Kings last 7 overall. The over is 10-4 in Blues last 14 home games. The Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues won't be in this funk for long and they're the better team on paper, so I can understand them being favored on their home ice. However, we're getting big plus money with a Los Angeles Kings squad that's won five straight and has shown an improved effort on the defensive side. The Kings have also won two of the three meetings against the Blues this season, which includes outscoring them 9-3 in the last two meetings. I'll take a stab with the plus money here.