LA Kings vs. Winnipeg Jets to Go Over 5.0 for NHL Picks

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, October 12, 2014 3:41 PM GMT

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 3:41 PM GMT

Our resident sports handicapping expert provides us with a NHL betting preview article on the game tonight between the Jets/Kings. Join us in reading this revealing analysis that includes a NHL free pick on the total.

Jet-setting in Hollywood Tonight
The Kings will entertain the Jets tonight at the Staples center in Los Angeles with the opening puck drop slated for 10:05 PM ET. According to NHL odds, the Kings are a -200 money line favorite, and the posted total is 5.0. Los Angeles is -1.5 (+155) and Winnipeg +1.5 (-180) on the puck-line. These teams have seen 7 of their last 10 meetings go over the total. The Kings have won 5 of the last 6 at the Staples Center between these clubs. All the head-to-head data provided includes the Atlanta Thrashers franchise before they relocated to Winnipeg.

 

Both Teams Playing on No Rest
The Jets are coming off a 3-0 loss at San Jose last night that evened their record at 1-1 this season. Winnipeg was 3-7 last season when playing with no rest, and was just 1-4 if they were coming off a loss.

The Kings are coming off at 3-2 road loss last night at the hands of the Arizona Coyotes. They saw just 2 of their last 11-games go over the total a season ago when playing with no rest.

 

Three Games in Four Days
The Jets opened their season with an impressive 6-2 win at Arizona on Thursday. Winnipeg went a dismal 3-10 in their last 13-games last season when playing their 3rd game in 4-days, and they also saw 8 of those last 11 go over the total. The Jets went a dismal 2-6 in the 2013-2014 NHL campaign when playing their 3rd game in 4-days in addition to playing with no rest.

The Kings opened the season with a 4-0 home loss at the hands of the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. Los Angeles finished last season by going a poor 3-9 in their last 12 when playing their 3rd game in 4-days, and were 2-6 for the year in that situation following a loss. They also saw just 3 of their last 16 go over the total when playing their 3rd game in 4-days.

 

Final Analysis
The Kings saw just 2 of their 11-games stay under the total last season following a 2-games losing streak. The Jets were shutout on 3 separate occasions last season, and their following game averaged a total of 6.3 goals. In a game I’m personally going to shy away from, my NHL pick goes toward the high side of the total.

Free NHL Pick: Jets/Kings to go over the total of 5.0 at 5Dimes

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