St. Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings - 3/5/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings - 3/5/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (9-8-4) vs St. Louis Blues (13-8-2)

Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings +111 / St. Louis Blues -123 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings meet Friday in NHL action at the Staples Center.

The St. Louis Blues look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 13.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with 11 goals, David Perron has 16 assists and Justin Faulk has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 45 goals on 499 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 22 goals on 182 shots.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win to snap a three game losing streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 11 goals, Anze Kopitar has 20 assists and Jeff Carter has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 85.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 30 goals on 300 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 26 goals on 360 shots.

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The Blues are 16-5 in their last 21 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games. The Kings are 1-6 in their last 7 Friday games and 21-45 in their last 66 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 6-1-1 in Blues last 8 Friday games. The under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The Blues are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.

The St. Louis Blues have had trouble stringing together wins this season, but they're still clearly the better team in this matchup and they've played their best hockey on the road all season. The Los Angeles Kings have won three of the four meetings against the Blues this season, but I need more plus money to consider this club in their current form. The Blues should win this game and getting this cheap of a price, they're a tough side to turn down. 

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Randy’s Pick St. Louis Blues -123

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