Kings and Ducks face off in Anaheim
The Anaheim Ducks have just three wins over their last 10 games against the Los Angeles Kings as those division rivals meet for the second time this season on Thursday night.
Los Angeles already took care of business against Anaheim once this season, beating them 3-2 as a road underdog on the NHL betting lines back on December 3. The OVER has paid off in five of the last seven games between the California clubs.
The Ducks sit at 37-10-5 on the season; in comparison, the Kings are currently 29-16-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Anaheim is 27-22-3 OU, and Los Angeles is 14-23-14 OU.
If you're going with the Ducks in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -142 on most hockey betting menus early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
The Ducks sit at No. 2 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kings sit at a No. 11 on the same chart.
The Kings were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +195 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 3-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.12 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 18.99% rate while the Kings have a 84.26% rate on the penalty kill.
Los Angeles home to Anaheim, Saturday, January 25th