Kings open up series against the Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks are on a four-game winning streak against the Los Angeles Kings as those California teams hit the ice together in the opener of their second-round set on Saturday.
Anaheim won four of its five meetings with Los Angeles during the regular season, with the OVER/UNDER going 1-3-1 for totals bettors on the NHL odds in those contests. Los Angeles is coming off four straight first-round wins over San Jose.
Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Opening Odds and Betting Line
If you're backing the visiting Los Angeles Kings in this one, they Kings listed earlier today as underdogs of 116 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Pick
Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.3-3.1 win for the Ducks on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
58-22-8 Anaheim battles the Kings, currently with a 50-30-9 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 47-38-3 for the Ducks and 27-42-20 for the Kings. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Los Angeles injuries news.
The Kings - Ducks odds would favor the Kings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Anaheim is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 2.
How Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks No. 2-ranked offense (3.25 goals per game) against a Los Angeles Kings defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 16.94% rate while the Kings have a 83.54% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at +135 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Anaheim was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Anaheim at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Betting Odds Trends
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 8 games
Los Angeles is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games on the road
Anaheim is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Anaheim's last 16 games
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Anaheim, Monday, May 5th