With our best betting pick from Wednesday we select from game four of the Stanley Cup Final playoffs as the LA Kings look for the closeout series win against the New Jersey Devils. The Devils and Kings will begin from Staples Center in LA at 8PM Eastern Time and it’s the NBC Sports Network providing the live national television coverage. With our NHL best bet today we will play on the New Jersey Devils and LA Kings to play under the total of 4 ½ goals. The odds from game four of the Stanley Cup Final has been courtesy of BetOnline sportsbook.
The game four betting odds opened up with the LA Kings the favorite at -180 odds with the road underdog New Jersey Devils bringing back +160 odds. The goal total came out at 4 ½ goals. Early money from the NHL betting public has been Kings money as LA is now favored by -190 odds to win game four with the New Jersey Devils take back lined at +165 odds. The goal over under has not moved off the opening line of 4 ½ goals. Those betting the LA Kings on the puck line and laying the -1 ½ goals will get back +175 odds for their wager. Bettors who take the +1 ½ goals on the side of the New Jersey Devils will lay -190 odds for their puck line bet.
The New Jersey Devils has been stymied by the great defense of the LA Kings in the 2011-12 Stanley Cup Finals. New Jersey in three games plus two overtime periods has been only able to push across a total of two goals. A positive for the New Jersey side is that in two of the three games their goaltender Richard Brodeur has allowed a total of two regulation goals to the LA Kings. New Jersey had a rough defensive night in a 4-0 defeat in game three so expect the Devils to shore up and return to their good defensive form in game number four. New Jersey is getting absolutely nothing from their top scoring line in this series against the Kings. The Devils top two scorers in playoffs this season has been blanked by the LA Kings. Ilya Kovalchuk has no points in this series. Zach Parise too has been blanked in the scoring column. New Jersey Devils and LA Kings have played six straight games to under the total and that has happened as both teams are defensive minded with good goaltending.
Jonathan Quick has been sick between the pipes for the LA Kings in this series. In three games with two of them going overtime the net minder has allowed a total of 2 goals saving a total of 72 shots on goal. You look back at the Kings 17 playoff games they have allowed 2 goals or less in 15 of those contests. They are on a current streak of allowing two goals or fewer in 12 of their past 13 games. Two good defenses on the ice has created three straight unders in this series and game four is no different at the sportsbook.