NHL Western Conference Finals Odds
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are the slight favorite to win this series, as they have been given odds of -160 to win this series, while the Kings have been given a money line of +140. The Blackhawks are the No. 1 seed in the West while Los Angeles is the No. 5 seed. Game 1 of this series will take place on Saturday at 5PM ET in Chicago.
The Blackhawks reached the conference finals by beating the Red Wings in seven games in the second round, while the Kings disposed of the San Jose Sharks in seven games. Chicago is now 44-10-6 overall, 24-4-3 at home and 20-6-3 on the road. Los Angeles is 35-19-7 overall, 26-4-1 at home and 9-15-6 on the road. These two teams met three times during the regular season, with Chicago getting the victory in two of the three meetings. The Kings actually have won four of their last six against the Blackhawks.
For the odds to win this series and the schedule for each game, see below
2013 NHL Western Conference Finals Series Odds – Kings vs. Blackhawks
873 Los Angeles Kings +140
874 Chicago Blackhawks -160
Kings vs. Blackhawks Playoff Schedule
Game 1: LAK at CHI Saturday, June 1 5PM ET (NBCSN)
Game 2: LAK at CHI Sunday, June 2 8PM ET (NBCSN)
Game 3: CHI at LAK Tuesday, June 4 9PM ET (NBCSN)
Game 4: CHI at LAK Thursday, June 6 9PM ET (NBCSN)
Game 5: LAK at CHI Saturday, June 8 8PM ET (NBC) (if necessary)
Game 6: CHI at LAK Monday, June 10 9PM ET (NBCSN) (if necessary)
Game 7: LAK at CHI Wednesday, June 12 TBA (NBCSN) (if necessary)