Dec 15, 2022, 11:15 am ET in NHL
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: Los Angeles Kings at Boston Bruins

Top Pick of the Day

The Los Angeles Kings are still fighting for a solid spot in division and conference standings. The Kings are now third in the Pacific Division with a 15-12-5 season record. However, this has kept the team competitive and with solid chances of making it further in the NHL season. The Kings are ready to head to TD Garden and face the Boston Bruins tonight.

As for the Bruins, the story is similar and just a slight bit brighter. Boston is now leading the Atlantic Division with a 23-4-1 season record and a series of top performances that have surpassed previous seasons. The Bruins are ready to keep leading division standings and are all set to keep fighting for a Stanley Cup title.

 

Los Angeles Kings vs. Boston Bruins Schedule

 

  • Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
  • Time: 07:00 PM EST
  •  Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA

 

Fiala’s Kings Ready to Recover From Losing Streak 

Although the Kings have managed to remain at the top of the division and conference standings, much more remains to be done. The Kings are now 2-3 in their last five games and marching with two straight defeats.

The Kings first took a hit against the Blue Jackets in a game that finished 6-5 in favor of their rival. Then, a 6-0 beating meant the Kings would not show any signs of recovery against the Sabres. For LA, Kevin Fiala is a leader on the ice and is now standing with 23 assists and nine goals for a total of 32 points.

 

Pastrnak’s Bruins After Third Straight Win

The Bruins have had a series of solid performances. Boston is now 3-2 in their last five games and unbeaten in their previous two.

A solid 3-1 win against the Golden Knights was just the start, followed by a tight 4-3 victory against the Islanders. The Bruins are ready to make the most of their home-ice advantage tonight. For Boston, David Pastrnak has led from every angle on the team. He now has 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points.

 

Los Angeles Kings vs. Boston Bruins Odds Comparison

The Kings are looking to recover, while the Bruins attempt to extend their winning streak.

For Los Angeles, the total has gone under in nine of their last 12 games when playing on a Thursday night. As for Boston, the total has gone over in four of their previous five games.

 

  • DraftKings has the Bruins at -240, and the total is 6.
  • FanDuel has the Bruins at -245, and the total is 6.
  • Caesars has the Bruins at -235, and the total is 6.

 

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

The Kings are now heading to Boston with an 8-7-3 road record. Los Angeles is still working on rebalancing their 3.28 goals in favor versus the 3.69 goals they give up each game.

The Kings have the potential to become a top team in the league, but that has yet to happen. As for the Bruins, a 15-0-1 record at TD Garden proves that Boston has made the most of its home games.

With no intentions of reducing any pressure on their rivals, the Bruins have everything in their favor, including the odds to pull off a solid victory tonight.

Godds Pick/Prediction: The Bruins win, and the over hits.