NHL Betting Preview and Free play: Los Angeles Kings vs. St. Louis Blues – Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021

The Kings are traveling to St. Louis to take on the Blues at the Enterprise Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 eastern for this western conference matchup.

The Blues look to recover after a shootout loss they surrendered to the Sharks Wednesday night. The Kings are coming off their first win of the season with a 4-2 win over the Avalanche.

Los Angeles Kings Betting Preview: Have the Kings figured it out?

The Kings were off to an 0-1-2 start to the season, but their competition was top of the Western division. The Kings are averaging three goals a game which is good enough for the middle of the National Hockey League standings.

The Kings are led in goals by Andreas Athanasiou with three goals. Athanasiou was signed by the Kings the offseason to a one year deal. Anze Kopitar is leading the Kings in points with six assists so far this season.

In net for the Kings will be the twelve year veteran Jonathan Quick. His last two seasons have been less than stellar and the Kings will need him to figure it out faster if they are going to have any chance at being competitive in this stacked division.

St. Louis Blues Betting Preview: Can Kyrou lead the team?

Jordan Kyrou, who has fought his way to a permanent role on the NHL team, is off to a great start. If you have watched any games, he is clearly the exciting player for the Blues and his stats back that up. With 2 goals and 2 assists, he is leading the Blues in points.

If the Blues are going to be successful, they have to find a way to get pucks on the net. Through four games, they are only averaging 27 shots on net, which is in the bottom fourth of the NHL.

The Blues will have Jordan Binnington in net for the start of this game. At 2-1-0-1 Binnington is playing the way he did in the regular season of the Stanley Cup champion season. Only giving up 2.4 goals per game, he is floating around the top half of goalies who have played in at least three games.

Kings vs. Blues Betting Odds & Lines

BetOnline has the Blues a 1.5 goal favorite and the over/under set at 5.5 goals.

Free Pick

The Kings have seen 3 losses by 1 goal this season already.

The Blues are struggling when it comes to covering the spread at a 1-3 rate so far this season. In the last two games they have been decided by only a single goal, so hoping they continue to keep things close.

This will be the Kings’ first road trip so they do not have any statistics when it comes to away games. The Blues are 1-0-0-1 at home so far this season.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Los Angeles Kings money line +176

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