NHL Game Preview - Hurricanes underdogs vs Kings at Los Angeles


Carolina Hurricanes

Los Angeles Kings
26-24-9 March 01, 2014, 04:00 PM | STAPLES Center 33-22-6



Los Angeles will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Carolina Hurricanes pay a visit to STAPLES Center.

This season the Kings are 33-22-6 overall while the Hurricanes are 26-24-9. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 16-30-15 on the OU, and Carolina is 23-29-7.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Kings as -186 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Kings and the No. 15-ranked Hurricanes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -137 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Flames. Bettors on Los Angeles at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 26-ranked offense (2.41 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 13.82% rate while the Hurricanes have a 80.77% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Hurricanes at Kings trends to consider:
Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games on the road
Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles's last 10 games
Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 7 games at home


Next up:
Carolina at Anaheim, Sunday, March 2nd
Los Angeles home to Montreal, Monday, March 3rd
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