The Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings are going to square off on the NHL odds and betting lines on Saturday for Game 5 of their NHL playoff series. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our Kings @ Blackhawks Game 5 picks & predictions for hockey for what should be a great game on Saturday.
Free NHL Picks: Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Saturday, June 8th, 8:00 ET
Location: United Center, Chicago, IL
NHL Betting Odds: Chicago -170
Kings vs. Blackhawks NHL On TV: NBC
The Kings are probably the one outfit that no team really wanted to face in these playoffs. However, when you can find a way to get past G Jonathan Quick on a consistent basis, something that no one was able to do last year in May and June, this isn’t such a tough team to take down. LA has proven in this series that it just doesn’t have the offensive horses in this series to be able to put games away unless Quick is at his best. We haven’t even really seen the best out of the Blackhawks yet in this series, as we know that C Jonathan Toews only has one goal for the whole postseason. The truth of the matter though, is that teams have had a real problem closing out opponents throughout this entire postseason. It really seems as though every time one team has another down, something happens. We saw it happen with Toronto against Boston in the East, and we saw it happen with Chicago against Detroit in the West. There could be a bit of magic working in the Western Conference Finals, and we certainly aren’t ready to write off the Kings quite yet. Quick is still the best goaltender on the planet at the moment, and as long as that fact remains true, he has the ability to go 40-for-40 on shots against to manage a win virtually all by himself. We have to think that there’s at least a 40% chance of that happening on Saturday night.
Kings vs. Blackhawks Game 5 Pick: Los Angeles Kings +160
Kings at Blackhawks Game 5 Predictions: Kings 1 – Blackhawks 0