LA Kings are on the verge of matching their longest winning streak this season and all they need is one more victory to make it 6 victories in a row. The problem is that they travel to Winnipeg and they weren’t very successful against the Jets franchise lately, losing 5 of the last 6 games.
Bet: Winnipeg Moneyline
Odds: Winner Sports 2.00
The Kings strengthened their starting formation by acquiring Martin Gaborik hours before the trade deadline, in an attempt of improving their offense. So far, Los Angeles struggled to score goals against top teams and they will need all the help they can get against such opponents in the playoffs. The defense is looking much better and they managed to limit opponents to an average of one goal per match after the Olympic break ended.
Winnipeg played just three games since their stars returned from Sochi and won twice while scoring 3 goals per match and conceding an average of two. Both victories and defeats were narrow margin ones and this is the kind of outcome that they should be expecting ahead of this fixture. They sit outside the wild card race and have very little leeway, as the competition in the Western Conference is as intense as ever. Unlike the Kings who have both the squad and experience to make a deep playoffs run, the Jets will be walking on slippery slopes if they make the postseason, but for now they must focus on the task at hand.
The odds currently offered by Winner Sports sit at 2.00 for a Winnipeg victory that includes both overtime and shootouts, which is tremendous value given the head-to-head record. The Kings are the hottest team, but tonight it is worth going against the current and backing the underdogs.