Bet on the Washington vs LA Kings Hockey Match Up

Posted by Aaron . on March 9, 2016 in

On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals head to Hollywood to take on the Los Angeles Kings in NHL betting action. The Kings (39-22-4, 82 points) are in second place in the Pacific Division and are coming off a 5-1 shellacking of the Vancouver Canucks at home on Monday night. The Capitals (49-13-4, 102 points) are in first place in the Metropolitan Division and just took a 2-1 shootout win in Anaheim on Monday night.

Bet on the Washington Capitals vs Los Angeles Kings Hockey Match Up

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:30 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: FSW, CSMA
Radio: TalkRadio 790 KABC AM / L.A. Kings Radio Network
Live Stream: NHL-Stream.com
NHL Odds: TBA

 

 

Why should you put your money on the Kings?

The Capitals might possess the #1 offense in the NHL, but the Kings have the stingiest defense, only permitting 2.3 goals per night. While their offense is only in the middle of the league (#13, 2.7 goals per game), they are elite on the power play (#4, 22.2%), so it could just take a minor penalty or two to put the Caps in a big hole against a salty defense. That five-goal outburst against Vancouver shows that the Kings can pour on the scoring when they are clicking.

Why should you bet on Washington?

The Capitals sit atop the East standings for a reason — they are #1 in scoring (3.2 goals per game), #3 in goals allowed, #3 in power play percentage and #4 on the penalty kill. When the Caps are on, they dominate all facets of the game — which is why they are already over 100 points with 18 games left in the regular season. They aren’t fazed by going on the road, and if the Kings come out of the locker room slow in the first period, the Caps could have a solid lead in a hurry.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Kings to defend home ice and take a win from the mighty Capitals. My final score prediction: Kings 3, Caps 2.