Kings vs Red Wings Prediction - NHL Picks 1/13/24

Detroit Red Wings (20-16-5) vs Los Angeles Kings (20-10-8)

Game Info: Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Red Wings +112 / Los Angeles Kings -139 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at Little Caesars Arena.  Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Kings vs Red Wings prediction.

Kings Continue to Struggle

After such a hot start to the season, the Kings are really struggling heading into this game. The Kings have lost seven games in a row and each of the last four games have been by a goal. The Kings faced off against the Florida Panthers in the last game and they were defeated 3-2 in overtime. The Kings are averaging 3.28 goals while their defense is giving up 2.44 goals per game. The offense is ranked 12th but the defense is ranked 2nd. Adrian Kempe has scored 15 goals and added 22 assists so far this season. The Kings need to find a way to finish out games, or they will continue to lose. 

Red Wings Coming Off a Loss

The Red Wings are also coming off a loss in the last game against the Edmonton Oilers. The Red Wings scored two goals but they ended up losing in overtime. The Red Wings on the season are averaging 3.51 goals while their defense is giving up 3.39 goals per game. The offense is ranked 7th but the defense has been an issue and is currenlty ranked 24th. The Red Wings need to find a way for the defense to step up to really try to put the pressure on Los Angeles. Alex DeBrincat has scored 17 goals and added 21 assists so far this season. 

Kings vs Red Wings Betting Prediction

At some point the Kings will have to win, and I think that is going to happen here. The Red Wings defense has been an issue giving up 3.39 goals per game and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. The Kings are averaging 3.28 goals and they are going to find offensive success here. It might take overtime to get the job done, but the Kings are going to secure the win.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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