Red Wings vs. Kings Pick
17 Detroit Red Wings at 18 Los Angeles Kings, 10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Kings are a -230 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Red Wings are a +190 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals.
Los Angeles opened as a -240 favorite before the line came down a little. The total has remained at 5.5 goals. The Kings can be found anywhere from a -229 to a -250 favorite depending on the book, while Detroit ranges from a +209 to a +195 underdog. The total is at 5.5 everywhere.
As of Thursday afternoon, 59 percent of bets are coming in on the Kings. Online wager info also says that 63 percent of bets are siding with the under.
INJURY TO WATCH
Red Wings center Frans Nielsen (upper body) is probable to play. Los Angeles has no injuries to report.
If you want to stomach all the juice, feel free to bet on the heavily favored Kings. But the more profitable bet could be taking the over here as the Red Wings haven't been able to stop anyone during their seven-game losing skid. Detroit has surrendered at least four goals in five of the last six games, so if that happens again the Red Wings would at the most have to contribute lightly to send this to an over. Los Angeles' defense has been shaky in two of its last three contests, so expect Detroit to score at least a couple goals while the hosts take care of the rest.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: RED WINGS/KINGS OVER 5.5