Rangers vs. Kings Game 5 Pick
LOS ANGELES, CA (The Spread) – The price is steep but bettors should feel inclined to take the Kings over the Rangers tonight in Game 5 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Kings are -163 money line favorites over the Rangers, who are +150 money line underdogs. As for the total, it currently sits at 5 goals with L.A. up three-games-to-one in the series.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Kings opened as -163 money line favorites and that’s where their line currently sits, while the Rangers’ odds opened at +150 and their odds remain unchanged as well. The total, meanwhile, hasn’t budged since opening at 5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 70% of bettors favor the Kings. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Los Angeles. According to latest NHL trends, the home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams, while the Rangers are just 1-4 in their last five games in Los Angeles and 1-4 in their last five games against the Kings overall. The Kings are also 9-1 in their last 10 games versus Metropolitan teams, 8-1 in their last nine versus Eastern Conference foes and 4-1 in their last five games overall. The price is steep on the Kings tonight but there’s a good chance that this will be the final game of the 2013-14 NHL season so now’s the time to pony up. The Kings are a great bet to hoist the Cup by the end of the night.
2014 NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES KINGS -163