Ducks host Kings NHL odds action
The Los Angeles Kings paid off on the NHL betting lines against the rival Anaheim Ducks when the teams last met as those Pacific Division clubs hit the ice together once again on Sunday night.
Los Angeles topped Anaheim 5-2 as a -140 home favorite in the last meeting between the two teams on February 25. That dropped the Ducks to just 4-6 over their past 10 games against the Kings, with the OVER/UNDER going 4-0 in their last four matchups.
The Ducks bring a 25-8-5 record to the battle against the 22-13-3 Kings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Anaheim go 16-20-2 so far and the Kings go 16-14-8.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Ducks and the No. 5-rated Kings in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Anaheim's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.1 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 22.5% while the Kings defense kills off 81.6% of their penalties.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-1 winner at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
Anaheim lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Stars on April 5. Bettors who backed the Stars at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 1-9
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Kings at Ducks trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Anaheim
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing Anaheim
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 8 games on the road
Los Angeles is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Anaheim is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Anaheim's last 8 games at home
Los Angeles at Dallas, Tuesday, April 9
Anaheim home to Edmonton, Monday, April 8