We’ll examine tonight’s NHL contest between the Kings and Bruins in our daily search for the best betting value and apply a money line betting system that’s won 66.7% of the time since 1997.
Kings in Beantown
The Boston Bruins will host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday at 7:05 PM ET. According to the NHL betting odds at Bookmaker, Boston is a -140 money line favorite, and the current posted total is 5.0.
Confidence Building Win
It’s seems weird to mention, defending Stanley Cup champions, and a confidence building win in the same sentence. However, that’s just what the Los Angeles Kings attained in a 4-3 win over an exceptional Chicago Blackhawks team on Wednesday. The Kings overcame a 3-2 third period deficit by scoring two goals in the final six minutes of regulation time to capture the win. Despite being vast underachievers up to this point, the Kings have been a dominant team in the 3rd period of their games this season, outscoring the opposition 48-31. Los Angeles has also gone 23-9 during the past two seasons following a one goal win.
Bruins showing Signs of Awakening
The Bruins are coming off an impressive performance during a 5-2 road win versus the New York Islanders in their previous game. That win made them 7-2 over their last nine contests. It was also just the second time that Boston had gone over the total in their last eleven games. The bad news, they were a 2-0 loser on the road versus the Kings in the only meeting of the season between these teams. Boston has gone a dismal 0-6 this season when playing with same season revenging stemming from a loss by two goals or more. Despite winning two of their previous three games, the Bruins have been outshot by a cumulative 118-84 during those contests. As a matter of fact, opponents have averaged 37.0 shots on goal per game in the Bruins last five outings.
The Boston Bruins had 10 less shots on goal than their opponents in each of their previous three games. Boston has allowed the opposition an average of only 3.2 power play chances per game this season. This sets up a rare, but highly successful betting system, supporting the money line road underdog in this situation. I would suggest you take full advantage of this betting angle when making your NHL picks on Saturday.
Go against any home team (Bruins) as a money line favorite of -200 or less, playing in the 2nd half of the season, and they’re allowing opponents four or less power play chances per game. By placing your NHL pick on the road underdog (Kings) in this exact scenario, you would be 26-13 (66.7%) since 1996.
NHL Picks: Play on the Kings +120 over the Bruins on the money line at Bookmaker