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Kings and Ducks renew SoCal rivalry

The Anaheim Ducks have managed to pay off on the NHL betting lines in just three of their past 10 games against the Los Angeles Kings as those teams renew their rivalry on Tuesday.

The Ducks and Kings will be meeting for the first time this season on Tuesday night, with the teams splitting their matchups 2-2 last season. The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in five of the last six games between the two teams.

The Ducks bring a 18-7-4 record to the battle against the 17-7-4 Kings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Anaheim go 15-13-1 so far and the Kings go 9-14-5.

View Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

The Kings were listed as 114 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Ducks and the No. 5-rated Kings in this matchup.

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The Kings were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

The Ducks were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -200 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 5-ranked offense (3.14 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.14 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 15.15% rate while the Kings have a 85.45% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Los Angeles home to New York, Saturday, December 7th
Anaheim at Chicago, Friday, December 6th

 

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