Blues vs. Kings Game 3 Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Kings are -153 money line favorites over the Blues, who are +141 on the ML. St. Louis won both games in this series at the Scottrade Center, with each victory coming in dramatic fashion. (The Kings forced overtime with just over 30 seconds remaining in Game 1 before losing in the extra period, and then lost in the final minutes of Game 2.)
LINE MOVEMENT: The Kings opened as -153 money line favorites and that's where their odds currently sit, while the Blues' odds opened at +141 and that's where they remain.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 52% 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 Blues are 2-8 in their last 10 games overall versus the Kings and 0-5 in their last five games in Los Angeles. The home team, meanwhile, is 5-2 in their last seven games between these two clubs. The Kings are also 39-17 in their last 56 home games and 17-8 in their last 25 games versus the Central. Both of L.A.'s losses came in heartbreaking fashion in St. Louis but look for the Kings to bounce back tonight. While he made one bad mistake in Game 1 that cost his team and failed to block a shot that he nearly gets in front of in Game 2, Jonathan Quick has been sensational. Look for his teammates to pick him up tonight at the Staples Center, where the Kings have thrived for much of the season.
2013 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES KINGS -153