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Columbus Blue Jackets at Los Angeles Kings Betting Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets are on the road at the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. The Blue Jackets are dead last in the Metropolitan Division. Columbus is 17-26-10, for 44 points on the season. The Blue Jackets are coming off a win, though, on Saturday on the road at the San Jose Sharks. Columbus is 4-5-1 in their last 10 games.

The Los Angeles Kings are 27-16-10 on the season, and 4th in the Pacific Division. The Kings have 64 points, and have won three straight. Los Angeles went on the road and beat the Penguins on Sunday.

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Kings come into the game listed at -250. The puck line shows the Kings -1.5 at -104. The total is 6.5.

Kings Looking to Move Up the Standings

The Kings are going to look for their fourth straight win. They needed a red hot stretch after seeing a month where they won just 3 games in January. The Kings are 15th in the league in offense, as they are scoring 3.12 goals per game. The defense has improved, as they are allowing 2.67 goals per game.

Adrian Kempe, Anze Kopitar and Kevin Fiala are the leading scorers for the Los Angeles Kings. Kempe leads with 28 assists and 17 goals. Kopitar is second with 27 goals and 17 assists, while Fiala is third with 30 assists and 13 goals on the season.

Los Angeles is starting a three game home stand here. After this game, they will welcome the Predators to town on Thursday and the Ducks on Saturday. The Kings are then on the road for three straight to end the month.

Tough Season for Columbus

Despite the win on Saturday, it’s been another tough season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. So far in February, the Blue Jackets are 1-2. They lost to the Lightning and Senators before this game. The Blue Jackets are scoring just 2.92 goals per game, but allowing 3.7. That is 31st in the league.

Offensively, the Blue Jackets are anchored by Johnny Gaudreau. He had two assists in the recent win, and he now has 30 on the season. Zach Werenski is second on the team, with 29 assists, and just two goals on the season.

The Blue Jackets are finishing up a road trip on Wednesday at the Ducks. Columbus then goes home and hosts the Sabres and Rangers. They will then make a trip to New York, before coming home to host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.

Kings Top Blue Jackets

The Kings are back at home, and playing solid hockey. Columbus is no match for them here. When Los Angeles is playing right, they are one of the best teams in the league. Columbus is going to miss out on the postseason once again.

The final bet for this game on Tuesday is the Los Angeles Kings -1.5 (-104) over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Kings win by multiple goals here!

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