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Canucks vs Kings Hockey Game Preview

Vancouver Canucks

Los Angeles Kings
11-5-2 November 09, 2013, 10:00 PM | STAPLES Center 10-6-0

The Los Angeles Kings look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Canucks arrive at STAPLES Center on Saturday.

The Kings are 10-6-0 so far on the season. The Canucks, meanwhile, are 11-5-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 7-8-1 and the Canucks go 5-10-3 on the totals.

View Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Kings in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -152 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 11 (Kings) and the No. 20 (Canucks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Vancouver was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Sharks. They won as +148 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Kings were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -270 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.81 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.56 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 22.58% while the Canucks defense kills off 88.52% of their penalties.

Next up:
Vancouver at Anaheim, Sunday, November 10th
Los Angeles at Buffalo, Tuesday, November 12th