9* Wednesday NHL DET/LA
Detroit vs. Los Angeles,
02/27/2013 22:00 EDT,
Score: 1 - 2
Total: -114/+5 Over
Los Angeles & Detroit over 5
The Los Angeles Kings host the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. Los Angeles is coming off a 5-2 win over Anaheim, while Detroit beat up on Vancouver their last time out, 8-3.
We knew it would just be a matter of time before Los Angeles’ Stanley Cup hangover dissipated, and it appears they have finally powered through that barrier, winning four in a row and six of their last seven games.
We cashed a top-rated play on the Kings on Monday when they scored five times against Anaheim, and expect their offense to continue to roll in this one. The home team has averaged 5.0 goals over the last four meetings between these teams.
Star forward Anze Kopitar got a late start to the season and he is finally rounding into form, recording six points in his last three games. Forward Jeff Carter is riding a four-game goal streak, and captain Dustin Brown is riding a three-game goal streak of his own.
Detroit’s last three trips to Los Angeles have yielded an average of 7.7 goals per game. The over is 5-1-1 in their seven road games this season. The Red Wings are expected to get forward Johan Franzen back for this game after he missed five games with a hip flexor injury.
The over is 4-0 in Detroit’s last four games against an opponent with a winning record. Take the OVER.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
9* Play on Los Angeles & Detroit o5 -114