Los Angeles Kings at Detroit Red Wings 10/31/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 10/30/2014
Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET
Joe Louis Arena in Detroit
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Friday night, the Los Angeles Kings will take the ice at Joe Louis Arena as they visit the Detroit Red Wings.
Los Angeles will resume their 4 game road trip with a stop in Detroit after two stops in Pennsylvania. The Kings played the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. It’s a relatively short trip from Pittsburgh to Detroit but two tough games in a matter of days can wear down the best of teams, even if they are the defending Stanley Cup Champions. And the Kings will take on a solid Detroit team that could take advantage of a tired Los Angeles team.
The Detroit Red Wings had to work hard to get past their Wednesday night opponents, the Washington Capitals. After a slow start, the Red Wings heated up late to get a 4 – 2 victory. Neither team found the back of the net in the 1st period but the game opened up in the 2nd. After the Red Wings scored first, the Capitals answered with 2 goals to take a 2 - 1 lead going into the 3rd. But Detroit rallied in the 3rd with 2 goals by Justin Abdelkader and a final goal by Pavel Datsyuk. Ordinarily against a top team like the Kings, the Red Wings couldn’t afford to fall behind and hope for a late rally. But if the Kings come in road-weary, they could be an easy target for the Red Wings.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
Los Angeles Kings are 6-3-0 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Kings are 2-4-0 against the Over/Under
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
Detroit Red Wings are 5-4-0 Against the Spread
Detroit Red Wings are 3-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Kings
10/29/14 C Anze Kopitar Upper Body doubtful Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
10/20/14 D Slava Voynov Suspension out indefinitely
10/15/14 C Trevor Lewis Upper Body out indefinitely
10/14/14 RW Marian Gaborik Upper Body out indefinitely
Detroit Red Wings
10/20/14 RW Johan Franzen Groin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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