Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Mar. 19

Dec 9, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Connor Bedard (98) skates the puck up the ice in the second period against the St. Louis Blues at United Center.
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We have your Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Chicago Blackhawks hit the road to face the Los Angeles Kings.

The Chicago Blackhawks (19-44-5) are set to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (34-22-11) in a clash of contrasting fortunes. As the Blackhawks aim to build on a recent win, the Kings look to rebound from a loss and solidify their playoff positioning.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings Odds Info

Moneyline: Chicago Blackhawks +300 (DraftKings) / Los Angeles Kings -380 (DraftKings)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Chicago Blackhawks +123 (BetRivers) / Los Angeles Kings -135 (BetMGM)

Total: 5.5 – +100 (BetRivers) / -115 (BetMGM)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 19

Time: 09:00 PM

Location: Arena – Los Angeles, CA


Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have 5 wins and 27 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have 17 wins and 48 losses.
  • This season, the Chicago Blackhawks have hit 28 overs and 40 unders.

Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Los Angeles Kings have 14 wins and 18 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Los Angeles Kings have 24 wins and 21 losses.
  • This season, the Los Angeles Kings have hit 24 overs and 43 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings have faced off four times, with the Kings emerging victorious in three of those encounters. The games, which span from November 2022 to March 2024, have seen an even split in terms of home and away victories, with each team securing two wins on their own ice. Interestingly, when it comes to betting statistics, the Blackhawks have outperformed expectations by covering the spread in three out of the four games, despite only winning one outright. The Kings, on the other hand, have covered the spread just once. In terms of total scoring, bettors favoring the ‘under’ would have been pleased, as all four matchups resulted in fewer combined goals than the closing over-under line. Key statistics from these games reveal a trend of strong defensive performances, with the total score never exceeding the set over-under, which ranged from 5.5 to 6.5 goals. The Kings have demonstrated a more potent offense overall, outscoring the Blackhawks with a cumulative score of 10-2 across the four games. The Blackhawks have struggled to find the back of the net, with their goaltenders facing a higher number of shots on goal in each game compared to their Kings counterparts.

The most recent game, played on March 15, 2024, ended with a decisive 5-0 victory for the Los Angeles Kings over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Kings dominated the game from the start, with Pierre-Luc Dubois, Alex Laferriere, and Anze Kopitar contributing to the scoresheet. Dubois opened the scoring early in the first period, which saw the Kings rack up an impressive four goals. The Kings’ offensive onslaught was supported by a strong defensive effort, as they blocked 19 shots and limited the Blackhawks to 28 shots on goal. The Kings’ penalty kill unit was also effective, successfully neutralizing all four of the Blackhawks’ power play chances. Goaltender Cam Talbot was a key figure for the Kings, stopping all 28 shots he faced to secure a shutout. The Kings were the favorites going into the game with a closing moneyline of -275, and they comfortably covered the spread of 1.5 goals, with the final score spread being 5 goals. The game continued the trend of low scoring affairs between these teams, with the total score of 5 goals falling under the closing over-under of 5.5.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings Predictions

The upcoming matchup at the Arena pits the struggling Chicago Blackhawks against the playoff-contending Los Angeles Kings. The Blackhawks, despite their position at the bottom of the Central Division, are coming into the game with a sense of optimism after a recent victory. Rookie sensation Connor Bedard continues to be a bright spot in an otherwise dim season, leading the team in goals, assists, and points. The Kings, on the other hand, are looking to bounce back from a recent loss and maintain their standing in the Pacific Division. With a balanced attack led by Trevor Moore and Kevin Fiala, the Kings have shown they can compete with the league’s best.

Defensively, the Kings have been solid, ranking in the upper half of the league, while the Blackhawks have struggled to keep the puck out of their net, sitting near the bottom in defensive rankings. The Kings will look to exploit the Blackhawks’ defensive weaknesses, especially on home ice where they have been stronger. Special teams could play a significant role in this game, with the Kings’ power play unit having the potential to capitalize on the Blackhawks’ penalty kill struggles.

The key player matchup to watch will be between the Kings’ top scorers and the Blackhawks’ goaltender, who will need to have an exceptional game to give his team a chance to win. Additionally, the performance of Connor Bedard against the Kings’ defense could be a deciding factor. Both teams will be eager to claim these valuable points as the season winds down, with the Kings pushing for a playoff spot and the Blackhawks looking to play spoiler and build towards the future.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings Pick

Despite the Los Angeles Kings being the heavy favorites and having a stronger overall record, the value in this matchup lies with the Chicago Blackhawks moneyline bet. The Blackhawks have shown resilience against the spread in recent matchups with the Kings, covering three out of the last four games. Additionally, the Blackhawks are coming off a win and will be looking to capitalize on that momentum. With Connor Bedard leading the charge, the Blackhawks have a game-changer who can make a significant impact on the ice. The Kings’ recent loss and the Blackhawks’ potential for an upset, combined with the attractive moneyline odds for Chicago, make this an intriguing pick for those looking for value.

Historically, the head-to-head matchups have trended towards lower-scoring games, with the ‘under’ hitting in all four previous encounters. This suggests that the Blackhawks’ goaltending could keep them in the game, giving them a chance to steal a win on the road. While the Kings have outscored the Blackhawks cumulatively in past games, the dynamics of each game are unique, and Chicago’s recent form, coupled with the Kings’ potential to overlook a lower-ranked opponent, could lead to a surprise result. Therefore, the Chicago Blackhawks moneyline bet presents a high-risk, high-reward scenario that could pay off handsomely.

The Pick: Chicago Blackhawks +300 (DraftKings)

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Chicago Blackhawks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Connor Bedard Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -160 +124 3.4 3.32
Ryan Donato Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -166 +130 3.0 2.89
Seth Jones Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 +110 -140 3.6 3.56