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St Louis Blues vs LA Kings Predictions & NHL Picks

St Louis Blues vs LA Kings Predictions & NHL Picks

St Louis Blues vs LA Kings Predictions & NHL Picks

We have St Louis Blues vs LA Kings Predictions & NHL Picks for the Thursday game in St Louis.

The NHL weekend will get underway on Thursday evening as the reigning Stanley Cup holders will welcome the LA Kings to St Louis.

This should be a high-quality fixture between two sides looking to get their seasons on the right track.

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St Louis Blues Form

The St Louis Blues haven’t started the season like Stanley Cup champions, but they are beginning to hit their groove.

They have only won four of their nine fixtures so far this season, and they have lost on two occasions.

They are having problems in the attacking third of the rink and have only managed to score 27 goals so far this season. That tally is the fourth highest in the Central Division.

Meanwhile, they have had more success in the defensive part of their game as they have only conceded 30 goals. That’s the second-best record of the teams that have played at least nine games in the division.

However, they will come into the game having lost two of their last three, and four of their last five. That slide was halted in their previous match as they beat the Avalanche 3-1.

Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron and Brayden Schenn scored the goals in that win.

LA Kings Form

The LA Kings have struggled throughout the season thus far and currently sit one place from the bottom in the Pacific Division.

They have won four of their nine matches so far and have lost on five occasions. They have scored 27 goals in these nine fixtures, but they have conceded a league-high of 34 goals.

That will need to be an area to address before this fixture, and they can’t afford to give away so many chances to a high-quality side such as the Blues.

LA seems to have turned a corner over recent weeks, however, after ending a three-match losing run with back to back wins.

The first of those came against the Flames, before beating the Jets in their last outing 3-2. Anze Kopitar, Kurtis MacDermid and Austin Wagner scored the goals in that win for the Kings.

St Louis Blues vs LA Kings Head-to-Head

The Kings hold the advantage in the overall record between the sides having won on 33 occasions. The Blues have recorded 26 victories, with one of those coming in overtime.

LA have recorded one win in overtime. LA scored 2.7 goals on average in this fixture, while St Louis average 2.4.

St Louis Blues Team News

The Blues will be without Erik Foley, Jordan Kyrou and Carl Gunnarsson for this fixture.

LA Kings Team News

The Kings will be without Derek Forbort and Gabriel Vilardi for their trip to the Stanley Cup champions.

St Louis Blues vs LA Kings Predictions & NHL Picks

This should be an intriguing fixture, and it could go either way depending on which side performs best on the night.

However, despite the LA Kings being on a decent run of form, the preference would be for the St Louis Blues to continue their recent good form and put their run of defeats behind them.

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Alex Dudley
Alex Dudley
Alex has travelled the world covering major sporting events for various websites and publications. He has attended football European Championships, Rugby League and Union World Cups, and the Paralympics. He has covered wrestling, horse racing and boxing events and now his writing can be seen at BettingBoss.

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