Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Kings and Red Wings. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. Get ready to place your bets! In this non-conference matchup, the Kings are the betting favorite against Red Wings. The over/under for the game is 6.5 goals.

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS DETROIT RED WINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Red Wings +1.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT RED WINGS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Red Wings winning this game by a score of 4-2.
  • We like the Red Wings on the moneyline (+127)
  • The Red Wings are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Kings Defense Show Up on the Road?

On the season, the Kings have gone 20-11-8 and are in 6th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, Los Angeles is 3rd and has gone 6-4 against other Pacific teams. On the road, the Kings have gone 13-4-3 this season and have been favored in 28 of their 38 games.

Heading into tonight’s game, Los Angeles has lost their last five games and are 0-3 in their last three. Against other teams from the Western Conference, the Kings have gone 13-6 this season. When favored, Los Angeles has gone 15-8-5 on the year.

Los Angeles enters this game with a puck line record of 19-19, including going 11-8 on the road. So far, the Kings have 15 wins by multiple goals and have lost by more than one goal six times.

Overall, LA has a scoring margin of +.8 goals per game, and they have been favored in 28 games this season, going 11-17 against the puck line in those games. In their last ten games, the Kings are just 3-7 against the puck line.

This season, Los Angeles’ games are averaging 5.9 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Kings currently have an over/under record of 14-23-1.

Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.

Offensively, the Kings come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 11th position in the league. So far this year, the Kings are 14-8 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 5-2 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The leading scorer for Los Angeles’ offense is Trevor Moore. Coming into the game he has 18 goals, ranking 26th in the NHL. Moore also comes into the game with 11 assists.

The Red Wings defense is currently 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.3 shots per game against Detroit. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Cam Talbot has started 27 games this season. His current record stands at 14-9, and his save percentage is 0.913%.

Does Detroit Have a Shot at a Home Win?

At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 10-8-4, and they have lost two straight games at home. In the Eastern Conference, Detroit is in 11th place and in 5th place in the Atlantic Division. For the year, the Red Wings have a record of 20-17-5.

As the underdog, Detroit has gone 11-15-2 this season, and they have been the underdog in 27 of their 42 games. Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone 5-5, and in their last five games, they have gone 3-2. This season, Detroit has been favored in 14 games, and they have gone 9-2-3 in those games.

As the underdog, Detroit has a puck line record of 19-8 this season. So far, the Red Wings have had 12 wins by multiple goals and have gone 23-18 against the puck line overall.

They have gone just 4-10 against the puck line when favored, and their average scoring margin this year is just +.2 goals per game. In their last 10 home games, the Red Wings have gone 4-6 against the puck line.

On average, Detroit’s games have finished with 7 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.4. In total, the Red Wings come in with an over/under record of 25-16-0.

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 0-3 overall in these games.

The Red Wings come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 4th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 22nd in the league. So far this year, the Red Wings are 8-4 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 12-12 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Detroit’s current leading scorer is Alex DeBrincat. This season, he has 17 goals, which puts him 29th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 21 assists so far.

Defensively, the Red Wings are currently 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.3 shots per game against Detroit. They also are 17th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Alex Lyon comes into the game having made 13 starts this season. So far, his record is 8-4 and he has a save percentage of 0.529%.