Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues NHL Pick – October 25

The NHL is set up with another great slate of games throughout Monday night. Seven games are up on the board throughout October 25. One of these matchups will be between the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues. These two teams have had opposite starts to this season and will look for a big win in this matchup. This game will drop the puck at around 8:00 PM Eastern time.

Los Angeles has earned a record of 1-3-1 throughout this season, which has them sitting in sixth place of the Pacific division. The Kings have lost four games in a row after winning their opening night matchup. Los Angeles will look to bounce back with a big win in this one. The Kings will look to knock off their former division opponent on Monday night.

The Blues have put up a record of 4-0-0 so far this season, which has them in the top spot of the Central division. St. Louis has been perfect to open up this season and will look to grab another early season win in this matchup. The Blues are coming off an early playoff exit a season ago and will look to bounce back with a stronger season overall.

These two teams have had opposite starts to the new season, but I expect an exciting matchup in this one. The Kings have hit a bit of a wall after earning an early season win. St. Louis has remained perfect early in the season and will look to keep it going. If either team can jump out to an early lead in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Los Angeles Kings +1 ½ (-168) +148 Over 5 ½ (-125)
St. Louis Blues -1 ½ (+148) -164 Under 5 ½ (+113)

 

Team Data Los Angeles Kings St. Louis Blues
Overall Record 1-3-1 4-0-0
Away/ Home Record 0-2-1 1-0-0
Goals Per Game 2.80 5.50
Goals Per Game Away/ Home 2.00 7.00
Save Percentage .886 .919
Save Percentage Away/ Home .872 .914

Betting Trends

Los Angeles Kings

  • 51-80 in last 131 games
  • 18-29 in last 47 games in first half of season
  • 23-24 in last 47 games after allowing four or more goals
  • 8-17 in last 25 games after playing three straight road games
  • 13-12 in last 25 games after three or more straight losses

St. Louis Blues

  • 75-69 over last three seasons
  • 30-15 in last 45 games during first half of season
  • 25-16 in last 41 games after winning by two or more goals
  • 32-21 in last 53 games after scoring four or more goals in last matchup
  • 20-11 in last 31 games after winning three in a row

These two teams met up eight times throughout last season. Los Angeles earned a surprising record of 5-1-2 against the Blues last season. These two teams have already met up once this season as well on Sunday night. David Perron scored three goals and added an assist. Torey Krug had three assists as well as St. Louis put up a dominant 7-3 win.

Special Teams

The Kings have been solid on the power play to open up the season, but are struggling on the kill. Los Angeles has scored on 4 of their 18 power play chances, which is a 22.2 percent success rate. The Kings have killed off 8 of the 15 penalties against them, which is a 53.3 percent penalty kill. Los Angeles is ranked 16th in power play and 31st on the penalty kill.

St. Louis has been strong on both sides of special teams to open up the new campaign. The Blues have capitalized on 6 of their 14 power play opportunities, which is a 42.9 percent power play. St. Louis has also given up 1 power play goals on 13 power play attempts, which is a 92.3 percent kill rate. The Blues are 2nd on the power play and 3rd on the penalty kill.

The Blues have a big edge on special teams entering play in this one, but they will not keep these numbers up throughout this season. On the other side, Los Angeles will not continue to have a 53.3 percent kill rate either. If the Kings can finally get their penalty kill going in this one, it could give them the edge.

Goaltending Comparison

Jonathan Quick will likely get the nod in the net for Los Angeles on Monday night. Quick has started in two games this season, going 0-1-1 in those matchups. He has posted a .887 save percentage and a GAA of 2.94 in those outings. Quick’s last start was against the Dallas Stars. He stopped 20 of 23 shots in the overtime loss.

I expect Jordan Binnington to get the start in the crease for the Blues in this matchup. Binnington has earned a record of 4-0-0 throughout this season. He has put up a save percentage of .919 and a 2.75 GAA in his starts. Binnington finished with 32 saves on 35 shots in his last start against the Kings.

These two goalies have had opposite starts to the season and will look for a big win in this one. Quick will get the start as he tries to earn his first win of the season. Binnington put together a strong matchup last time out against the Kings and will look to build on it. If either goalie gets into a groove, early, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have had opposite starts to the season, but I think that the Kings can earn a big win in this one. Los Angeles was strong against the Blues a season ago and if they can come out hot, I think they can pull off the upset. St. Louis has had an unreal start, but I think they will fall down a bit here. If the Kings can come out quick, I like their chances on the road.

BetOnline has the Blues listed as a -164 against the money line in this one. This implies that St. Louis will win this game around 62.1 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with it being the second straight meeting. Los Angeles will be looking for revenge after getting blown out their last time out. As huge underdogs in this one, I like the value on the Kings.

The Bet
Los Angeles Kings
+148
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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