Monday NHL Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Blues as -165 favorites, while the over/under total for this game sits at 4.5 goals. The LA Kings enter play with a 45-28-15 overall record and is 22-13-10 on the road, while St. Louis is 53-23-12 overall and is 32-7-6 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened up as a -165 favorite and remained there 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 Blues. 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.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Los Angeles. According to latest NHL trends, Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Central, 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and are 13-4 in their last 17 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Blues are 1-5 in their last 6 Conference Semifinals games. The Los Angeles Kings upset the St. Louis Blues in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series by beating their opponents at their own game. The Blues surged into the conference elite on the strength of solid defense and sensational goaltending. The Kings are not only a nice value pick but they have beaten the Kings two straight 4 of their last 5 because they match up well.
MONDAY NHL FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES KINGS +145