Looking to win big? The Kings and Bruins face off at 12:30 ET on ABC. The Bruins are hosting the game at TD Garden in Boston, MA. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 5.5 goals, and the Bruins are favored by -1.5 against the Kings.

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS BOSTON BRUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5

This game will be played at TD Garden at 12:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON BRUINS:

  • The Bruins enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Bruins on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Kings (+1.5)

Are the Kings Ready for a Road Win?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Kings are in 7th place in the Western Conference with a record of 25-16-10. In the Pacific Division, they are in 4th place. On the road this season, Los Angeles is 16-7-4.

Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone 4-6, and they have won two straight games when they have been the underdog. Against other teams from the Western Conference, Los Angeles has gone 15-11 this year.

On the season, the Kings have gone 23-28 against the puck line and have been the underdog in 15 games. So far, the team’s average scoring differential is +.4 goals per game, and they have had 18 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten road games, the Kings have gone just 4-6 against the puck line and 14-13 for the season. In their last three games, the team has gone 2-1 against the puck line.

Games involving Los Angeles have an average of 5.8 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Kings come in with a record of 20-29-2.

The Kings are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

On the offensive side, the Kings are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 19th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 6th in the league. Los Angeles’ offense comes into the game ranked 16th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the NHL.

Los Angeles’ leading goal scorer is Trevor Moore. So far this season, he has 21 goals, placing him 38th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 15 assists so far.

Boston defense takes on the Kings ranked 9th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.8 shots per game against Boston. They also are 4th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Boston, goalie David Rittich has started 12 games in this season. His current record is 7-2, and his save percentage stands at 0.396%.

Can the Bruins Live Up to the Hype at Home?

At home this season, the Bruins have gone 17-8-4 and have dropped three straight games. In the Atlantic Division, Boston is in second place with a record of 12-6 and 74 points overall. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins have gone 19-13.

Over their last ten games, the Bruins have gone 5-5 and have lost three straight games when favored. On the season, Boston has been favored in 48 of their 54 games and have gone 28-13-8 in those games. For the year, the Bruins have a record of 32-13-10.

At home this season, the Bruins have gone 15-13 vs. the puck line and have a puck line record of 28-26 overall. Overall, Boston has 24 wins by multiple goals and has an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game.

As the favorite, the Bruins are 22-26 against the puck line, and they have dropped three straight games vs. the puck line. In their last ten games at home, Boston has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

For the season, Boston’s games have finished with an average of 6 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 5.9. Overall, the Bruins have an over/under record of 25-29-0.

Los Angeles has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 7th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. Boston’s offense comes into the game ranked 8th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 13th in the NHL.

Boston’s current leading scorer is David Pastrnak. This season, he has 34 goals, which puts him 4th in the NHL. Pastrnak also comes into the game with 44 assists.

Defensively, the Bruins come into the season ranked 9th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.8 shots per game against Boston. For the season, they are ranked 4th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Linus Ullmark has started 25 games this season. His current record stands at 16-6, and his save percentage is 0.755%.