NHL Saturday (Jan. 4) Betting Odds and Picks: The Kings Are Flying Under the Radar


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Jan 04, 2020, 09:10 PM EST

Nashville Predators at Los Angeles Kings odds

  • Predators odds: -135
  • Kings odds: +115
  • Over/Under: 5.5
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET

Odds as of Friday evening and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150). No strings attached. No rollover required.

Almost every team in the NHL will be at, or beyond, the halfway point of their season by the time Saturday ends. We’re at the top of the stretch and teams are beginning to get serious about getting themselves set up for a run at a playoff spot or a tanking for the draft lottery.

One unintended consequence of separating the league into contenders and tankers is that mediocre teams often get overlooked. But as a bettor, you can give yourself an advantage by keeping tabs on squads that casual bettors and on-air experts ignore. Most people won’t want to bet on bad teams and that can lead to a less efficient market, which in turn creates good betting opportunities.