Canucks open as moneyline underdog vs Kings
Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings Odds
Having knocked the Vancouver Canucks out of the playoffs last season in a dominating performance on the NHL betting lines, the Los Angeles Kings will meet them once again on Monday night.
The Kings dispatched the Canucks in five games in their first-round playoff series last season, improving them to 6-4 on the NHL betting odds over their last 10 games against Vancouver. The OVER/UNDER went 2-5-3 for totals bettors in those contests.
The Kings sit at 1-2-1 on the season; in comparison, the Canucks are currently 2-2-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 2-2 OU, and Vancouver is 1-4 OU.
The Canucks were listed as +-131 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
This game matches up the No. 28 (Kings) and the No. 10 (Canucks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 18 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 0% while the Canucks defense kills off 68.2% of their penalties.
Vancouver lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Sharks on January 27. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on Los Angeles at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing San Jose are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Canucks at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vancouver's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Los Angeles' last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 7 games at home
Los Angeles is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Vancouver home to Colorado, Wednesday, January 30
Los Angeles home to Nashville, Thursday, January 31