Los Angeles Kings vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 4 (3/4): NHL

Los Angeles Kings vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 4 (3/4): NHL

Credit: photo by Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

 
Odds
Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Kings money line -145
Kings Leafs spread -1.5 (+175)
Blue Jackets money line +125
Blue Jackets spread +1.5 (-210)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Los Angeles Kings Columbus Blue Jackets
Record 29-19-7 28-25-1
Road / home record 15-7-5 15-11-1
Streak L2 W1
Goals per game 2.87 3.26
Goals allowed per game 2.76 3.61
Shots per game 35.4 29.8
Shots allowed per game 28.7 35.7
PP % 16.76% 17.16%
PK % 24.84% 19.75%
Over / under record 24-30-1 34-16-4

 

Preview

Los Angeles Kings continue on the road and will visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. This is the first time these teams face off this season.

LOS ANGELES KINGS 

The Kings have lost their last 2 games and are 15-12 on the road this season ranking 2nd in the Pacific. The Kings are 11-12-4 in Western Conference play. Los Angeles has scored 157 goals and ranks eighth in the Western Conference averaging 2.87 goals per game. Adrian Kempe leads the team with 25.

Anze Kopitar has 50 total points while scoring 15 goals and totaling 35 assists for the Kings. Drew Doughty has six assists over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

Kings are 7-3, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.9 assists, three penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .899 save percentage.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

The Blue Jackets are 15-12 at home and have a 28-25-1 record overall ranking 5th in the Metropolitan division. 

Boone Jenner leads the Blue Jackets with 43 points and 23 goals. Voraceck has 38 assists for Columbus.

In their last 10 games the Blue Jackets are 7-3, averaging 3.8 goals, 7.2 assists, 2.9 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with an .892 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Los Angeles are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

Los Angeles are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

Columbus are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Columbus' last 14 games.

Prediction

LA Kings is playing good on the road in their last games winning 6 of 7. Columbus is also playing good at home and is 3-1 in their last 4 games. With the Over cashing in 9 of Los Angeles' last 11 games and in 10 of Columbus' last 14 games, I think that's what we should stick to. Take the over.

PICK: Over 6 (-110)

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