Offense continues to be the Achilles’ Heel of the Los Angeles Kings, and they’ll need to find a way to jump start the offense with state rival Anaheim in town tonight. The Kings have mustered up just 14 goals en route to losing six of their last eight games with three shutouts in that span.
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- The Kings are 1-5 SU in their last six games after losing as a favorite.
- The Ducks are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against the Kings.
- The total has gone UNDER in four of the Ducks’ last five games against their division.
The biggest storyline in this one is the situation in the crease for the Kings. Longtime netminder Jonathan Quick, who’s been injured since the season opener, is expected to be back in net for L.A. Quick was not expected to be back until next month.
Anaheim’s offense hasn’t been setting the world on fire either, but the front office decided to do something about it by acquiring veteran forward Patrick Eaves. Eaves has a career-best 21 goals and a team-high 37 points with the Dallas Stars this season. He also has 11 power-play tallies to his credit, which is something the Ducks could sorely use.
UNDERs are the story when these clubs get together. The UNDER is 3-1 in the last four contests between the Western Conference foes.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Los Angeles Kings as -125 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.
A 3.4-1.9 result in favor of the Ducks is the prediction by the Odds – Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
29-27-4 Los Angeles battles the Ducks, currently with a 32-20-10 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-28-15 for the Kings and 19-28-15 for the Ducks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Anaheim injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds – Shark show the No. 20-rated Anaheim Ducks taking on the No. 13-rated Los Angeles Kings in this contest.
The game also pits Los Angeles’s No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.43 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.53 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 17.06% while the Ducks defense kills off 84.65% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Anaheim was a 5-3 winner in its last match at home against the Bruins. They won as favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.
The Kings were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.
- Anaheim is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Anaheim’s last 23 games
- Anaheim is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Anaheim is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
- Los Angeles is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Los Angeles is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- Los Angeles is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Anaheim home to Toronto, Friday, March 3rd
Los Angeles at Minnesota, Monday, February 27th