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Kings vs Canucks in NHL betting clash

The visiting Kings are in a dogfight for the final West playoff spot and hockey handicappers who believe the 'must-win' theory have a good underdog situation on their hands as they visit the Vancouver Canucks.

Vancouver is without injured Daniel Sedin and sit as -145 moneyline chalk. The Kings are +125 or better at 5Dimes today.

The total opened at 5 and none of the past seven meetings between these teams have played OVER.

Vancouver battles the Kings, currently with a 37-26-12 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 33-34-8 for the Canucks and 21-40-14 for the Kings.

View Los Angeles vs Vancouver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Canucks as -150 moneyline favorites in this matchup at TopBet. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 with the best price at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 4-ranked Canucks and the No. 11-rated Kings in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 5-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 20.9% rate while the Kings have a 87.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at +115 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Avalanche on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at +100 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Kings at Canucks trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 9 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Vancouver is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Vancouver's last 9 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Vancouver is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Calgary, Wednesday, March 28
Vancouver home to Colorado, Wednesday, March 28

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