Monday NHL Betting Free Pick
(The Spread) – The Los Angeles Kings are hoping to improve their position in the Western Conference but face a tough foe on Monday.
The Red Wings enter Monday night’s contest with a 38-18-4-2 record, which includes a 21-8-1-1 mark on the road. The over is 33-29 in all Detroit games this season, but 14-17 when the Wings play on the road according to latest NHL trends.
The Kings come into Monday with a 35-23-2-2 record and are 19-9-1-0 at home. The under is 38-23 in all Los Angeles games this season and 10-18 when the Kings play at the Staples Center.
NHL Free Pick: The Kings have won six of their last eight games and have climbed within four points of the first-place Sharks in the Pacific Division. But their near collapse on Saturday against the Aves may have been a sign that this team is due for a fall. Pavel Datsyuk has scored five goals in his last seven games, while Jiri Hudler has compiled 10 points in eight contests. The Wings are 11-3 in their last 14 trips to Los Angeles and 22-6 in their last 28 games against the Kings. We like Detroit’s success against L.A. to continue tonight, although if you’re looking for a play on the total, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and 6-2-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams when the game is played in Los Angeles.
MONDAY NHL FREE PICK: DETROIT RED WINGS +109