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Bruins at Kings 2/16/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

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Game Los Angeles Kings vs Boston Bruins
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Latest odds
BOS -155 O/U 5.5
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The Boston Bruins will play the back half of a back-to-back on Saturday when they visit the Los Angeles Kings. The Bruins will be on the road Friday facing the Anaheim Ducks before taking on the Kings Saturday. Boston won its third straight on Tuesday defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3. The Bruins scored three goals in a span of four minutes to end the first period and went on to win by three.

Los Angeles lost its third straight on Thursday falling to the Vancouver Canucks in a shootout 4-3. Scoring for the Kings in the loss were Michael Amadio, Alec Martinez and Austin Wagner. The Kings are in last place in the Pacific division at 23-28-6 and 52 points.
David Pastrnak leads the Bruins in goals scored with 31. Brad Marchand is the team leader in assists with 47 and points with 69. Tuukka Rask is 18-8-4 in net with a goals against average of 2.38 and save percentage of .920. Boston on the season is 17th in goals scored per game at 2.93 and 2nd in goals against per game at 2.56.

Anze Kopitar is the Kings leader in goals scored with 17 and points with 42. Drew Doughty is the assists leader with 26. Goalie Jonathan Quick is 11-14-5 with a goals against average of 3.09 and .899 save percentage. Los Angeles is 30th in goals scored per game at 2.40 and 17th in goals against at 3.04.

Recent Betting Trends

Boston is 6-0 in its last 6 versus Pacific division teams

The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Bruins last 5 on the road versus an opponent with a losing record at home

Los Angeles is 4-10 in its last 14 versus Eastern Conference opponents

The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Kings last 7 versus Eastern Conference opponents

Free Pick:
Boston Bruins -155

Boston holds an advantage in this matchup having won 4 of the last 5 between the two. The Bruins have won 5 of the last 6 overall, 11 of the last 12 versus Western Conference opponents and 7 of the last 9 when playing the back half of a back-to-back. The Kings have lost each of the last 9 versus Atlantic division teams. Final Score Prediction, Boston Bruins win 3-2

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