The Boston Bruins (31-17-4) continues the road trip against the Los Angeles Kings (29-17-7) at Crypto.com Arena Monday. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we look at the Bruins vs. Kings odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
The Bruins have won the first two games of the six-game road trip, including a 3-1 victory in San Jose Saturday. Boston is 7-2-1 across the past 10 games against Western Conference teams.
The Kings posted a 5-2 victory against the New York Islanders Saturday, the team’s fifth consecutive win. Los Angeles is 5-0-2 across the past seven outings against Eastern Conference clubs, too.
Bruins at Kings odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Bruins -130 (bet $130 to win $100) | Kings +105 (bet $100 to win $105)
- Against the spread (ATS): Bruins -1.5 (+190) | Kings +1.5 (-270)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -107 | U: -115)
Bruins at Kings projected goalies
Linus Ullmark (17-8-1, 2.76 GAA, .909 SV%) vs. Jonathan Quick (14-10-6, 2.55 GAA, .913 SV%, 2 SO)
Ullmark allowed two goals on 27 shots in a 3-2 overtime win in Seattle last time out Thursday. He has had mixed results in four February starts, going 2-2-0 with a 3.27 GAA and .896 SV%.
Quick has been on fire lately, winning each of his past three starts, including a 4-1 win in Anaheim in his most recent appearance Friday. He is 3-0-0 with a 2.30 GAA and .905 SV% in three February starts.
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Bruins at Kings odds, lines, picks and predictions
Bruins 3, Kings 2
The BRUINS (-130) have played well on this road trip, but wins over the Kraken and Sharks isn’t exactly a huge undertaking. This game against the Kings (+105) will be the biggest test, perhaps of the entire trip.
L.A. has been rock solid lately, but it hasn’t fared well in recent years against Boston. The Kings are just 2-5 in the past seven meetings, and the road team has won five of the past six in this series. Back the B’s.
The Kings +1.5 (-270) are quite expensive, costing you over two-and-a-half times your initial stake. That’s quite a bit of risk, and if you like L.A., just play them straight up. However, I like Boston much better due to the series trends, and the fact it is equally as hot.
The UNDER 5.5 (-115) is the lean in this one. For Boston, the Under is an impressive 5-0-2 across the past seven outings, including 5-0-1 in the past six on the road. The Over cashed in Saturday’s game for L.A., but the Under is 2-1 in the previous three outings, with the Kings yielding just 1.67 goals per game during the span.
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