Blackhawks vs Kings Prediction NHL Picks Today 3/15

Blackhawks vs Kings Prediction NHL Picks Today 3/15

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Preview: Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks Prediction

 

Los Angeles Kings

Preview

The Los Angeles Kings, currently third in the Pacific Division with a record of 33-21-11, are gearing up to face the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. This preview provides insights into the upcoming clash, including player statistics, recent team performances, and expectations for the game scheduled on March 15, 2024, at 5:30 PM.

Team Overview

The Kings boast a solid lineup led by Kevin Fiala and Trevor Moore, contributing significantly to their offensive firepower. With goaltenders like Cam Talbot and David Rittich guarding the net effectively, they pose a formidable challenge for any opponent.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
C. Talbot 19 16 6 2 2.49 .916
D. Rittich 10 4 3 2 2.19 .919
P. Copley 4 1 2 1 3.16 .870

Scoring Leaders

Kevin Fiala leads the Kings in points with 57, while Trevor Moore tops the goals chart with 25 goals.

Injury Report

  • Mikey Anderson (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Mar 14)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.02
GA/G 2.60

Recent Performances

The Kings have experienced mixed results in their recent games, with a notable win against the New York Islanders but a setback against the St. Louis Blues.

Chicago Blackhawks

Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks, struggling this season with a record of 18-43-5, are set to host the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. This preview analyzes the upcoming game, focusing on player stats, recent team performances, and expectations for the match scheduled on March 15, 2024, at 5:30 PM.

Team Overview

The Blackhawks have faced challenges this season, with inconsistencies in both offense and defense. Despite their struggles, they've shown glimpses of competitiveness, particularly in recent victories against the Anaheim Ducks and the Arizona Coyotes.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
P. Mrazek 14 25 4 1 3.08 .906
A. Soderblom 4 18 1 0 3.89 .881

Scoring Leaders

Connor Bedard leads the Blackhawks in points with 51, while Trevor Moore tops the goals chart with 20 goals.

Injury Report

  • Reese Johnson (C) - Out (Estimated return: Mar 17)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 2.18
GA/G 3.55

Recent Performances

The Blackhawks have had mixed results in their recent games, with a notable win against the Anaheim Ducks but a significant loss to the Washington Capitals.

 

Prediction

Considering the recent performances of both teams, the Kings appear to have the upper hand with a stronger record and more consistent gameplay. However, the Blackhawks have shown resilience in recent matches and might put up a fight, especially considering they're playing at home. Therefore, for those looking at the spread, Chicago Blackhawks +1.5 seems like a reasonable pick, as they could potentially keep the game close even if they don't secure the win outright.

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Pick: Blackhawks +1.5

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