Monday's NHL Prediction
The Los Angeles Kings are off to a hot start this season but can they keep it up when they hit the road to take on the Minnesota Wild?
The Kings are 5-2-0 on the season for 10 points, putting them in a tie for first in the Pacific Division with Dallas. The Kings have scored 22 goals on the year and allowed 17. They are 2-2-0 on the road.
Minnesota is 3-3-1 this season for seven points. The Wild trails Calgary by three points in the Northwest Division race. The Wild has scored 21 goals and allowed 20. They are 2-2-0 at home.
Here are some trends to consider and my pick for tonight’s contest:
Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild, 9PM ET
The Kings 6-2 against Minnesota in their last eight meetings and the underdog is also 6-2 in that span.
Minnesota is just 1-10 in their last 11 against the Pacific Division and 1-5 in their last six games as a favorite.
With the Kings playing better hockey and getting the better line in this game, I like them to pick up a road win and continue their strong play.