Kings vs. Blackhawks Prediction: Odds, Puck Line & Insights for April 18

The Los Angeles Kings (43-27-11) are big favorites (-400 moneyline odds to win) when they host a matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks (23-53-5), who have +310 moneyline odds, on Thursday at 10:30 PM ET on ESPN+, NBCS-CHI, and BSW.

Ahead of watching this matchup, here's our pick for which club will emerge victorious in Thursday's hockey action.

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Kings vs. Blackhawks Game Info

  • When: Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, NBCS-CHI, and BSW
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California

Prediction: Who will win the Kings vs. Blackhawks game?

Computer picks for Kings vs Blackhawks
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Kings (-1.5) Under (6) Kings 5 Blackhawks 1

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Kings Betting Insights (Last 10 Games)

  • Los Angeles has a 5-5-0 record against the spread in its past 10 games, going 5-5-0 overall.
  • In its past 10 games, Los Angeles went over four times.
  • The Kings have had an average of 5.8 total goals scored in their past 10 games, 0.2 fewer than this matchup's over/under.
  • In their last 10 games, the Kings' goals per game average is 0.9 lower than their season-long average.

Blackhawks Betting Insights (Last 10 Games)

  • Over its past 10 games, Chicago went 4-6-0 against the spread and 3-7-0 straight up.
  • In Chicago's past 10 contests, it has hit the over once.
  • The Blackhawks and their opponents have combined to score an average of 6.0 goals over their last 10 games, identical to the over/under posted in this matchup.
  • Over the past 10 games, the Blackhawks and their opponents are averaging 0.7 fewer goals per game than their season game average of 5.8 goals.

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Kings Top Performers

  • Kevin Fiala has been a key contributor in 81 games for Los Angeles this season, registering 29 goals and 44 assists (73 total points).
  • Cam Talbot has gone 26-20-6 in the net this season while giving up 126 goals (2.5 goals against average) and recording 1351 saves. His .915 save percentage ranks 11th in league play.
  • Mikey Anderson has compiled a plus-22 to lead Los Angeles this season.

Blackhawks Top Performers

  • With 61 points and 39 assists (both team highs), Connor Bedard is starring for Chicago this season.
  • Petr Mrazek is 18-31-4 this season, with a 3.0 goals against average and a .907 save percentage (27th in the league).
  • Joey Anderson has the top plus-minus rating on the squad at +5.

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Kings Injuries

Pheonix Copley: Knee (Out For Season), Carl Grundstrom: Lower Body (Out)

Blackhawks Injuries

Taylor Hall: Knee (Out For Season), Reese Johnson: Concussion (Questionable)

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