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Ducks Have Owned The Freeway Face-Off

The rivalry between the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings is an intense one, but that has not meant it has been even on the scoreboards. The Ducks have won seven of the past 10 games between the two squads, but Anaheim fell just short of a comeback in the last meeting with the Kings winning 3-2.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the Ducks past 20 games.
  • The Kings are 1-5 against the puckline in their past 6 against the Ducks.
  • Peter Budaj has a 3.62 GAA and a .870 SV% against the Ducks this season.

After coming within one point of the Pacific Division lead, the Ducks have gone 2-4-1 while averaging 2.1 goals per game. Anaheim has had an odd trend of struggling in the second period which reared it’s ugly head when they allowed three goals in six minutes during the second frame against Florida in their last game. Rickard Rakell has relished his time against the Kings, as the center has two goals and two assists against LA this season.

The Kings have been as stable as Jell-O in house construction lately, as they have surrendered 21 goals in their past five games. Goalies have just been plain getting beat, as LA has only surrendered 25.4 shots per game in their past five and that number is greatly increased by the 39 shots Florida put on net. Youngster Tanner Pearson is red-hot with the third-year player notching four goals and three assists in the past three games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Kings were listed as 119 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Sunday at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.3-2.1 win for the Ducks on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Anaheim Ducks currently sport a record of 30-19-10. The Los Angeles Kings are 28-25-4. Betting totals have seen the Ducks post a 18-27-14 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Kings have gone 17-26-14 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 7-rated Los Angeles Kings taking on the No. 19-rated Anaheim Ducks in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Anaheim's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.59 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.53 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 19.79% while the Kings defense kills off 84.44% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Anaheim lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Panthers on February 17. Bettors who backed the Panthers at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Anaheim's last 20 games
  • Anaheim is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Anaheim is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Colorado, Tuesday, February 21st
Anaheim at Arizona, Monday, February 20th

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