|2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Kings vs. Devils Game 1 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:30|
Kings vs. Devils Game 1 Free Pick
NEWARK, NJ (ATS Consultants) – This is the first game of the Stanley Cup final. The Devils are coming off beating the Rangers in six games, while the Kings beat the Coyotes in five. The puck drops at 8:05pmET from Newark, NJ.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Kings as -120 favorites, while the over/under total for this game sits at 4.5 goals. The Kings enter play with a 52-29-15 overall record and are 29-50 Under, while the Devils are 60-33-7 overall and are 43-40 Over.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Kings opened up as a -120 favorite and remained there at most books, while the total opened up at 4.5 and has remained there.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 58% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Kings. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
STANLEY CUP FINALS: Take the under. According to latest NHL trends, According to the Latest Trends, the Kings are 0-5-2 Under last 7 vs. Atlantic, 1-6-4 Under last 11 Wednesday games, 5-21-3 Under last 29 vs. Eastern Conference, 3-9-1 Under last 13 games as a road favorite of -110 to -150, 6-17-3 Under last 26 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 7-18-6 Under last 31 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and is 20-43-11 Under is 43-20-11 last 74 games as a favorite. Devils are 4-13-2 Under last 19 Stanley Cup Finals games, 3-9 Under last 12 vs. Pacific and are 7-20-1 Under last 28 vs. Western Conference. These two teams played two games this year and both went well under the total of 5. The first game will be dominated by both goalies, Martin Brodeur for New Jersey and Jonathan Quick for the LA Kings. The Devils look for their first Stanley Cup title in nearly a decade as they host the opening game of the best-of-seven Wednesday night against Los Angeles. The Kings haven't been to the finals since 1993 and are looking for their first championship in franchise history.
2012 STANLEY CUP FINALS FREE PICK: DEVILS/KINGS UNDER 4.5