Kings vs. Wild Pick

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Are the Los Angeles Kings going to pick up a road victory as the underdog tonight when they face the Minnesota Wild at 8PM ET?

7 Los Angeles Kings at 8 Minnesota Wild, 8PM ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Wild are a -140 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Kings are a +120 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals.

Bet NHL Action For Monday, March 19, 2018

LINE MOVEMENT

Both the moneyline of -140 and the total of 5.5 goals have remained in place since they opened overnight. While Minnesota is at -140 at most books, it can be bet at -132 if you shop around. The Kings are +120 almost everywhere, but there are books that have them at +122 and even +130. The total is 5.5 almost everywhere, but can be bet at 5 at at least one book.

PUBLIC BETTING

As of Monday afternoon, 74 percent of public bets have poured in on the Wild. Online wager info also says that 61 percent of bets are being placed on the over.

INJURY TO WATCH

Los Angeles does not have any injuries to report. For the Wild, defenseman Jared Spurgeon (hamstring) is out until mid-April. Center Luke Kunin (knee) is out for the season.

BETTING STRATEGY

Los Angeles is 0-4 in its last four meetings in Minnesota and the home team is 5-0 in the last five meetings. The Wild have been dominant at home this season to the tune of 24-6-5-1, while the Kings are a solid 20-13-2-1 on the road. Los Angeles won the previous meeting on its home ice 5-2 back on Dec. 5. The Kings are only 4-4 in their last eight games and only one of those was on the road, a 4-3 shootout loss at the Coyotes. Minnesota is coming off a pair of road wins at Las Vegas and Arizona. I have to bet on the smarter pick here and that is the favored Wild.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA WILD -140

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