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Canucks open as moneyline underdog vs Kings

Vancouver CanucksLos Angeles Kings
Jan 28, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

2-2-1TEAM RECORD1-2-1

Having knocked the Vancouver Canucks out of the playoffs last season in a dominating performance on the NHL betting lines, the Los Angeles Kings will meet them once again on Monday night.

The Kings dispatched the Canucks in five games in their first-round playoff series last season, improving them to 6-4 on the NHL betting odds over their last 10 games against Vancouver. The OVER/UNDER went 2-5-3 for totals bettors in those contests.

The Kings sit at 1-2-1 on the season; in comparison, the Canucks are currently 2-2-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 2-2 OU, and Vancouver is 1-4 OU.

View Vancouver vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Canucks were listed as +-131 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 28 (Kings) and the No. 10 (Canucks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 18 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 0% while the Canucks defense kills off 68.2% of their penalties.

Vancouver lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Sharks on January 27. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on Los Angeles at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing San Jose are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Canucks at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vancouver's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Los Angeles' last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 7 games at home
Los Angeles is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Vancouver home to Colorado, Wednesday, January 30
Los Angeles home to Nashville, Thursday, January 31