Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Kings versus the Blackhawks? The puck drops at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at United Center in Chicago, IL. The Kings are favored by -1.5 in a Western conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 5.5 goals.

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Blackhawks +1.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:30 ET on Friday, March 15th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Blackhawks winning this game by a score of 4-2.
  • We like the Blackhawks on the moneyline (+210)
  • The Blackhawks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Does Los Angeles Stand a Chance on the Road?

On the season, the Kings have gone 33-21-11 and are currently in 7th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, Los Angeles is in 3rd place. Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone 5-5, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games.

As the favored team, Los Angeles has gone 22-15-7 this season. On the road, the Kings have gone 19-10-4, and they have gone 9-8 in divisional games. In the Western Conference, the Kings have gone 17-17.

Los Angeles is 30-35 against the puck line this season, including going 15-29 when favored. So far, the Kings have 22 wins by multiple goals compared to 11 wins by one goal.

On the road, the Kings have gone 17-16 against the puck line and their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game. In their last ten road games, LA’s puck line record is 5-5.

This season, Los Angeles’ games have an average of 5.7 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Kings come in with an over/under performance of 23-39-3.

Through their last three road contests, the Kings offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Los Angeles posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.

When looking at their offense, the Kings have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th 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 25 goals, placing him 43rd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 20 assists so far.

Chicago defense takes on the Kings ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 27th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Goalie David Rittich comes into the game having made 17 starts this season. So far, his record is 10-4 and he has a save percentage of 0.44%.

Can Chicago Lock in a Home Win?

At home this season, the Blackhawks are 13-17-4 and have won two straight games. Overall, they are 18-43-5 and sit in 15th place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, Chicago is in 8th place with a record of 5-17.

As the underdog, the Blackhawks have gone 16-42-5 this year. Over their last ten games, Chicago has gone 3-7 and is 2-1 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Blackhawks are in 15th place.

Chicago has a puck line record of 30-36 this season, including going 20-14 at home. They have 10 wins on the road by more than one goal compared to 35 losses by multiple goals.

Over their last ten home games, the Blackhawks have a puck line record of 5-5, and their average scoring margin at home this year is at -0.6 goals per game. So far, they have been the underdog in 63 of their 66 games.

This season, Chicago’s games have an average of 5.8 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.1. The Blackhawks come in with an over/under performance of 26-38-2.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Los Angeles has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Blackhawks come into the game at 2.2 goals per contest placing 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 30th position in the league. Chicago’s offense comes into the game ranked 25th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 26th in the NHL.

Chicago’s leading goal scorer is Connor Bedard. So far this season, he has 20 goals, placing him 81st in the NHL. Bedard also comes into the game with 31 assists.

Defensively, the Blackhawks come into the season ranked 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Chicago. For the season, they are ranked 27th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Arvid Söderblom comes into the game having made 23 starts this season. So far, his record is 4-18 and he has a save percentage of 0.624%.