Rangers vs. Kings Game 1 Pick

2014 Stanley Cup Rangers Kings odds predictions

LOS ANGELES, CA (The Spread)– Game 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals takes place tonight when the Kings host the Rangers at 8:00PM ET. Who holds the edge?

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Kings are -148 money line favorites over the Rangers, who are +136 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5 goals.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Kings opened as -150 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -148, while the Rangers’ odds have gone from +138 down to +136. 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, 62% 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 the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 4-0-2 in the last six meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles and 3-1-1 in the last five meetings overall. The under is also 5-1 in the Rangers’ last six Wednesday games, 12-4-3 in their last 19 versus a team with a winning record and 23-9-3 in their last 35 games following a win and 8-2-2 in their last 12 games playing three or more days of rest. On the other side, the under is 8-2-2 in the Kings’ last 12 after scoring five goals or more in their previous game, 35-11-8 in their last 54 versus Eastern Conference opponents and 11-2-3 in their last 16 versus the Metropolitan.

2014 STANLEY CUP FINALS NHL FREE PICK: RANGERS/KINGS UNDER 5

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