NHL Betting: The LA Kings will reign again at home


The Los Angeles Kings can tie up the Western Conference Finals at 2-2 as they look to build on their victory from Tuesday. 

For the Chicago Blackhawks, it's another go at cracking the Kings' perfect home record. Do so and this series will swing back in their direction. 

Last time out Justin Williams gave LA the lead three minutes in and they never looked like relinquishing their advantage. 

As it has been throughout the entire post-season, the first goal is going to be huge again. All four of the remaining clubs have gone on to win over 70% of the games in which they've scored the opener.

Chicago's leading defenceman Duncan Keith will miss this game after receiving a single game suspension for introducing his stick to Jeff Carter's face. 

The Blackhawks may also be worrying about the lack of scoring from Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Neither has scored in the last five and they only have three goals between them in total. It may not come tonight, but you sense they'll need more from those two at some point soon.

Only three of the Kings' sixteen post-season outings have seen over 4 goals scored, so go under 4.5 at 1.88. 

Slava Voynov's sparkling form has continued and the D-man is now joint points leader for LA with Jeff Carter. His defensive partner Rob Scuderi is doing a superb job as well with the less flashy work. 

Very few goals are coming outside the trio of Voynov, Carter and Williams so the pressure is still on goalie Jonathan Quick to perform each game. He's been that good that it's yet to cost them.

The Hawks are going to make it tough but back LA to even things up at 2.35. At this rate it looks like it could be home wins all the game through to a Game 7, Chicago aren't really great value to upset that balance at 2.75.

Best Bet: Los Angeles Kings to win at 2.35

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