Kings vs. Hawks Game 7 Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -144 money line favorites over the Kings, who are +133 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Hawks opened as -144 money line favorites and that's where the line currently sits for them, while the Kings' odds haven't moved since opening at +133. The total hasn't budged either after opening at 5 goals.
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 the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 23-10-3 in the last 36 meetings between these two teams in Chicago and 26-10-7 in the Kings' last 43 games on Sunday. It's high time that both of these goalies and defenses play a low-scoring game. We saw seven goals scored in Game 6, nine goals scored in Game 5, seven goals scored in Game 4, seven goals scored in Game 3 and eight goals scored in Game 2. You'd have to go all the way back to Game 1 for a total that fell under, as the Hawks beat the Kings, 3-1. With this being an elimination game for the right to play for the Stanley Cup, look for this matchup to be a tight, low-scoring affair. The under is due.
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