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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings Betting Preview

The final day of the 2023-24 NHL regular season is going to bring some drama, and there are also some interesting matchups set to take place. In the final game of the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks are going to visit the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference. 

Chicago is one of the worst teams in the NHL again this season as they have managed to collect just 51 total points this season. The Blackhawks are currently struggling through a five game losing streak, and things have gone from bad to worse. 

Los Angeles comes into this game with 97 points on the year, but that is only good enough for fourth place in the Pacific Division. The Kings can still move up in the playoff standings, but it’s going to take a win to get that done. 

The moneyline for this game favors the Los Angeles Kings at -360, and the over/under line is set at 6.0 total goals. 

Blackhawks Struggling to Score

The Chicago Blackhawks are scoring just 2.15 goals per game this season, and they have really struggled to generate offense during the losing streak. Connor Bedard leads the team with 22 goals and 39 assists, and he even missed a good chunk of the season. 

Eventually the Blackhawks are going to have to start scoring on the power play, but they have converted just 16% of the time. Chicago will try to get the puck to Bedard, but it’s not easy to score on the Kings. 

This team has also given up way too many goals this season as they allow 3.51 goals per game on the year. It’s been a rough season for this team and this is not an easy way to finish things up. 

Kings Shutting Down Opponents

The Los Angeles Kings have been great on both ends of the ice this season, but their biggest strength remains on defense. Los Angeles is allowing just 2.54 goals per game, and that’s the top reason that they are headed to the postseason. 

This Kings team has also been great on the offensive end of the ice as they are now averaging 3.07 goals per game. Los Angeles is scoring on the power play over 22 percent of the time, and they have a ton of weapons on offense. 

There is some momentum with this team as well, and they will have a great crowd behind them to try and inspire the team to start off strong. 

Kings Blow Out Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are going to be a difficult team to deal with next season, but they just don’t have the talent to compete this year. Chicago will have a bunch of young players on the ice in this game, and it could get away from them in a hurry. 

Los Angeles will need to win this game for playoff purposes, and they also want to take some momentum into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Kings should be able to score early and often in this game as they take complete control. 

Bet the Los Angeles Kings at -1.5 on the puck line as they are going to cruise to a blowout win over the Chicago Blackhawks in the season finale. 

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