Kings vs. Hawks Game 2 Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -149 money line favorites over the Kings, who are +137 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5 goals for this Game 2 matchup.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blackhawks opened as -145 money line favorites but their odds have climbed to -149, while the Kings’ odds have gone from +134 up to +137. The total hasn’t budged since opening at 5 at most online and Vegas sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 56% of bettors favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Chicago. According to latest NHL trends, the home team is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams while the Kings are 5-16 in their last 21 games in Chicago and 6-20 in their last 26 meetings with the Hawks overall. The Kings are also 1-5 in their last six conference finals games, 4-9 in their last 13 versus the Central and 1-5 in their last six after scoring two goals or less in their previous game. On the other side, the Hawks are 9-1 in their last 10 conference finals games, 7-1 in their last eight games following a win and 9-2 in their last 11 overall. The price is a little high at -149, but the Hawks have been unbeatable at home in the postseason this year so why not continue to ride them.
2014 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -149