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NHL betting line favors Canucks over Kings

Los Angeles KingsVancouver Canucks
March 2, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena

Los Angeles Kings vs Vancouver Canucks Odds

10-6-2TEAM RECORD10-5-4

The Los Angeles Kings have paid out for their supporters on the NHL betting lines in five of their past six games against the Vancouver Canucks as those clubs hit the ice on Saturday night.

Los Angeles got past Vancouver 3-2 as a -130 home favorite in NHL betting action at the sportsbooks in their first meeting of the season on January 28. That result was a PUSH on the totals; the OVER/UNDER has gone 2-4-4 over their 10 most recent meetings.

This season the Canucks are 10-5-4 overall while the Kings are 10-6-2. As for the totals, Vancouver is 8-9-2 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 5-8-5.

View Los Angeles vs Vancouver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-142 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Canucks, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Kings, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 17.7% rate while the Kings have a 81.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Los Angeles was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Red Wings. They won as -148 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Canucks were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at +165 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 9-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Kings at Canucks trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vancouver
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Los Angeles is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Vancouver's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games at home
Vancouver is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Vancouver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Nashville, Monday, March 4
Vancouver at Calgary, Sunday, March 3