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Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings meet at STAPLES Center.

The Canucks were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +144 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Los Angeles was a 5-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Blues. They lost as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 25-13-4 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 5 straight games.

is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Vancouver
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Vancouver
is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Vancouver:
Team record: 23-12-7 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 13 games
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road

When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing San Jose are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
Vancouver at Anaheim, Sunday, January 5
Los Angeles home to Minnesota, Tuesday, January 7