2012 Stanley Cup Game 5 Free Pick
NEWARK, NJ (ATS Consultants) – This is the fifth game of the Stanley Cup final. The Kings are up 3-1 in this series, after falling to the Devils 3-1 on Wednesday. The puck drops at 8pmET from the Prudential Center from Newark, N.J.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Devils as -115 favorites, while the over/under total for this game sits at 4.5 goals. The Kings are 55-30-15 overall and are 28-13-12 on the road, while the Devils enter play with a 61-34-9 overall record and are 30-15-6 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Kings opened up as a -105 favorite and moved to -115 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, 59% 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.
2012 STANLEY CUP FINALS: Take the Kings. According to latest NHL trends, the Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game, 7-0 in their last 7 playoff games as a favorite of -110 to -150, 15-3 in their last 18 road games vs. a team with a winning home record,16-5 in their last 21 road games and are 20-7 in their last 27 vs. a team with a winning record. Devils are 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and are 1-5 in their last 6 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. The New Jersey Devils entertain the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 of the championship Saturday night. Adam Henrique's tie-breaking goal late in the period helped the Devils avoid the first Stanley Cup sweep since 1998. They will try to force a sixth game against a Kings team that hasn't lost on the road in the postseason. The Kings bring a 15-3 playoff record into Saturday's game and have not lost consecutive games in the postseason. They won’t lose this one either.
2012 STANLEY CUP FINALS: LOS ANGELES KINGS –108