The Minnesota Wild
Can Win Because…
The Kings are a streaky team. Yes, they’ve won six straight overall but they’re actually just 3-3 in their last six at home. Those three losses would have been very costly to you if you invested in the Kings on the NHL odds in those matchups.
These teams play close games. Five of the last six meetings have been decided by exactly one goal with three of the games going to a shootout. This is more of a coin toss than you might think.
The Los Angeles
Kings Can Win Because…
They’re hot again with six straight wins. The Kings had a brief three-game slide in the middle of March but aside from that have now won 14 of 17. This is a team that nobody wants to face come playoff time as they are playing airtight hockey. They have allowed just 32 goals in their last 17, which boils down to 1.88 per game.
The Wild are pretty sloppy these days with nine losses in their last 13 games. They are playing very uninspiring hockey and it’s mostly because their goaltending has been horrible. They’ve given up 3.00 goals per game over their last 13 and that’s why you should take the Kings with your NHL picks. They have a huge edge in net.
Outlook & Pick
The Kings are laying quite a bit on the moneyline, so I’ll take a shot with the puck line. The Kings are on fire right now while the Wild are lackadaisical. That should result in a 3-1 or 4-1 type of win for the Kings.
Hockey Pick: Kings -1.5 +180.