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Kings vs Ducks NHL Pick, Preview

The Anaheim Ducks have already beaten the Los Angeles Kings once this season as those Pacific Division rivals meet in an NHL betting matchup at the sportsbooks once again on Monday.

Anaheim knocked off Los Angeles 7-4 at +101 at home on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks back on February 2. Overall the Ducks and Kings have split their last 10 matchups 5-5, with the OVER/UNDER going 4-6 for totals bettors in those 10 contests.

The Ducks will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 13-2-1 this season, while the Kings are 8-6-2. Anaheim is 6-9-1 on the totals; Los Angeles is 4-7-5.

View Anaheim vs Los Angeles 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:
The Kings sit at No. 11 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ducks sit at a No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 14.1% while the Ducks defense kills off 74.6% of their penalties.

In their last action, Anaheim was a 4-3 winner at home against the Avalanche. Bettors on Anaheim at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Los Angeles was a 4-1 winner in its last match at home against the Avalanche. They won as -178 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Nashville are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

 

A few Ducks at Kings trends to consider:
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Anaheim's last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Anaheim's last 13 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games when playing at home against Anaheim
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Los Angeles is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Anaheim
Los Angeles is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Anaheim

Next up:
Anaheim home to Nashville, Wednesday, February 27
Los Angeles home to Detroit, Wednesday, February 27