The Nashville Predators and the Los Angeles Kings will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at STAPLES Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Predators listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the Kings, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.
Pekka Rinne needed to make just 18 saves for a shutout on Saturday, as the Predators defeated the Coyotes 2-0. The Predators won that game as a -135 favorite, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).
J.P. Dumont and David Legwand scored in the win.
The Kings were defeated 3-2 by the Sharks in a shootout last time out, as +250 road underdogs. That game’s combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).
Wayne Simmonds scored the lone marker, and Erik Ersberg made 38 saves in a losing cause.
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.
Los Angeles: 29-29-10
Nashville most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-4-1
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Nashville’s last 8 games on the road
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Nashville is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles’s last 7 games
Los Angeles is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Nashville
Nashville at Anaheim, Wednesday, March 18
Los Angeles at Boston, Thursday, March 19