The St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings meet Saturday in NHL action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Jordan Kyrou leads St. Louis with 26 goals, Robert Thomas has 37 assists, and Justin Faulk has 155 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 76.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 149 goals on 1,413 shots faced, and Thomas Greiss has given up 55 goals on 540 shots.
The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 25.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Adrian Kempe leads Los Angeles with 28 goals, Kevin Fiala has 43 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 99 goals on 798 shots faced, and Pheonix Copley has allowed 73 goals on 722 shots.
The Blues are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The over is 33-16-7 in Blues last 56 overall. The over is 15-6-1 in Kings last 22 overall. The Blues are 7-16 in the last 23 meetings in Los Angeles. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues are a talented team, but they just can’t get out of their own way and their defense cant be trusted on the road. The Los Angeles Kings are getting stronger with their results, and their offense should give me Blues a world of issues. I have no choice but to side with the Kings at home and the PL.